Robots are so much fun. Over the past 4 years we’ve worked to create a hardware and software combination that was open and easy yet powerful. Qi Liu is a PhD candidate at CU’s College of Electrical Engineering. She’s also one of the original architects of the BiBli hardware and operating system. Recently she’s been working to create a self-balancing 2WD robot called MiraBot. It’s part of a project funded in part by CU Boulder.
Where to see MiraBot
Come see MiraBot and some BiBli robots and learn talk first-hand with real robotics engineers and get a chance to control these innovative new robots.
Family Engineering Day
Saturday, February 25 10am-2pm
3415 Colorado Ave
Bring the kids and join us as we celebrate National Engineering Week. This open-house event will feature hands-on engineering design stations, including but not limited to:
- Sail cars
- BB8 Robot Challenge
- Star Wars Green Screen Activity
- Keva Planks Station
- BiBli Robot Swarm
- MiraBot Robot Prototype
- Maker Space Demonstrations
- 3D Printing Station…and much more!
How does MiraBot work?
Qi has developed software that works in conjunction with the 2WD motor control and a gyroscope. The software detects the state of the motors and adjusts them to keep the robot upright. Existing BiBli robots use a 3rd wheel – a caster. Qi likes to say that MiraBot never gives up – which is true just watch the above video.
This is great innovation and progression – the question is…what will YOUR robot do?
The sky is the limit!