The telepresence robot created for
- technological learning (robotics = mechatronics + computing + electronics),
- technophiles (open source and available as a kit or complete),
- senior citizens (small footprint and great manoeuvrability).
The Ubbo Maker concept
It has an original design and can be personalised in various colours. It measures 1m30 and the size of its frame is 45cmx35cm. Its default autonomy is 4 hours of continuous use and 6 hours of intermittent use.
It supports Android tablets from version 4.0 onwards (supplied on request).
It has 4 “mecanum” wheels allowing it to move left and right. This feature simplifies the remote control of Ubbo. Indeed, in the case of standard wheels, if the robot is not in the axis of what you want to see, it is necessary to make a niche (a reverse gear by turning and then straight ahead) but without visibility to the rear, this quickly becomes complicated. With the “mecanum” wheels, this type of problem is simply solved by shifting to the left or right.
It is Open-Source on the control/command part. Its chassis is controlled by an Arduino or Nucleo card and communicates in bluetooth with the tablet. It has 4 powerful motors and obstacle sensors.