SCUTTLE open-source, payload-ready mobile robot platform


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The SCUTTLE robot is a fully open-source mobile platform backed by free educational content, a library of designs and an engineering community spanning mechatronics areas.

SCUTTLE with the newly-integrated Texas Instruments TDA4VM starter kit board supports mobile robot research tasks such as simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), visual obstacle detection, multi-DOF mobile manipulation and real-time sensor fusion and filtering.

The mobile platform accepts added actuators and sensors with interchangeable off-the-shelf components, 40kg payload capacity, oversized 12v power source, and with TDA4VM, 8 TOPS of computing performance that enables autonomous navigation and artificial intelligence computations.

For convenient prototyping, both the standard SCUTTLE and the TDA4VM-equipped SCUTTLE utilize the famous 40-pin header with function designations matching Raspberry Pi. Users of SCUTTLE + TDA4VM starter kit gain access to hundreds of videos, software, and wiring diagrams already offered by SCUTTLE community.

The platform is designed for ‘Makers’ with components designed for manufacturing on common 3D printers and a continually expanding sensor add-ons.

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TI does not offer ongoing direct design support for this hardware. For support while working through your design, contact SCUTTLE Robotics LLC.



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