Sami Shamoon College of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering Intern – Ballbot Project

Ballbot Project

What it does:

A ballbot is a mobile robot that can move omnidirectionally and thus very agile compared to other vehicles. Its dynamic motion helps it to move easily in crowded and narrow environments. For example, it can help carry instruments for the elderly at hospitals or homes.

What I did:

Improved the balancing capabilities of a “ball-bot”, a complex mobile robot with Arduino, stepper motors, and a gyroscope by programming a PID controller, filtering noise and calibrating the pitch angle.

Designed and modified the ball-bot using Solidworks to assist handicapped and mobility limited individuals.

Recommendation Letter