Build your own self-balancing telepresence robot
The TwinBot is a telepresence robot development platform you can build yourself. What makes it special is that the robot is designed as a self-balancing electric scooter, similar to a small Segway. The TwinBot is very slender, which enables it to move more like a real person. Tipping over is virtually impossible thanks to the balance control algorithm. The turning circle is very small because the two wheel motors are driven independently. The mobile TwinBot communicates through a compact and inexpensive Android tablet with an 8-inch screen and Bluetooth link.