The Portable Amphibious Spherical Robot for land and aquatic deployment is designed and developed during our 30.007 Engineering Design lesson. It is self-fabricated, which includes custom water jetted pendulum modular weight design, custom camera mounts, power trains and so on. The robot is designed to be modular such that parts can always be varied for differet usage.
It features a dual-axis pendulum mechanism, 2 live streaming cameras, 433mhz live telemetry, GPS live feedback using Google Maps, modular easy swapping of sensors design, configurable weights for adjusting the controls of the robot, waterproof.
The concept behind this design is such that we bridge the underpinning gap between land and aquatic deployment. As issues around the globe calls for large scale and easy to implement deployment in search and rescue missions, mangrove monitoring. In biological point of view, these robots are proven to be very useful when monitoring marine wild life and coral reefs as they are small and subtle in design without causing much harm to the eco system.