What is SCUTTLE™ ?
SCUTTLE™ is a modular, open-source robotics platform originating in a basement lab at Texas A&M, designed by “Makers” – students & engineering staff for a flexible, extensible, durable, and affordable platform to teach the Mobile Robotics Engineering course.
The SCUTTLE project was developed alongside teaching curriculum for the first course in Multidisciplinary Engineering degree program, opened up in 2018. No solutions on the market were affordable AND met the learning objectives (sensors, mechanical design, software, IoT). To bridge the gap between the theory and practice, we built the SCUTTLE platform and a whole set of curriculm! We decided to share everything publicly to lower barriers and invite experts to help on their own terms. We started an ecosystem for prototyping amongst hobbyists, companies, and academic institutions world-wide. The result of that effort is a robot with strong autonomous capability, web connectivity, and payload performance; backed by a supportive Open-Source Community and easily available design documentation.
The SCUTTLE design requires ZERO fabrication and to be sourced from parts available world-wide at low cost. All instructions to build your own SCUTTLE can be found through our site.
Why SCUTTLE® ?