[chbot] Balancing robots

Stephen Irons stephen.irons at tait.co.nz
Mon Oct 20 21:33:52 BST 2008

Actually, I think the Segway came AFTER the wheel chair: Kamen had this 
balancing technology which was robust enough to allow a wheel chair to 
climb stairs, etc, and wanted to bring it to the masses.

Stephen Irons

> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:11:44 +0200
> From: "John Stowers" <john.stowers at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [chbot] Balancing robots
> To: "Christchurch Robotics" <chchrobotics at lists.linuxnut.co.nz>
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> This was created by Dean Kamen, i.e. Mr Segway. I expect it uses some of the
> control technology inherited from that project.
> Presumably, like the segway, it uses one or multiple voting, optimal state
> space controller/s.
> This is a level of stability and control not achievable with simplistic PID
> or Fuzzy controllers.
> John

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