SCUTTLE robot render viewed from front.

Welcome to the SCUTTLE™ Community

An Extensible, Open Source Robotics Platform.

What is SCUTTLE™ ?

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SCUTTLE™ is a ROS Ready robotics platform originating from a critical need at Texas A&M for a flexible, extensible, durable, and affordable robot to support the university’s Mobile Robotics Undergraduate Engineering course.

Through the development of the course the Texas A&M team found no affordable solutions on the market which could meet the learning objectives which were grounded in creating and teaching practical use cases for robotics.  In order to meet the goal of the course to better bridge the gap between the theoretical and practical worlds we kicked off the development of the SCUTTLE platform! Early on we determined that the specifications and design would be shared publicly to lower the barriers of entry to robotics with a practical platform that could be effectively used for prototyping amongst hobbyists, companies, and academic institutions world-wide.  The result of that effort is a robot with strong autonomous capability, IoT connectivity, and payload performance; backed by a supportive Open-Source Community and easily available design documentation.

The original SCUTTLE design was iterated upon to require ZERO fabrication and to be sourced from parts available world-wide at low cost.  All of the documentation to build your own Scuttle can be found through links right here.

Scuttle with Lidar attached top down picture

Why SCUTTLE™ ?

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  • Exceptional 40kg payload capacity allows for widely varying applications.
  • A baseline 4+ hour battery capacity with a modular/swappable design with ample headroom to extend runtime further.
  • Built for use with widely adopted electronic components & interfaces allowing for easy expansion.
  • Assembled from 100% 3D printed and consumer off-the-shelf hardware, saving cost and maintenance.
  • Download a full comparison against the leading platforms

A teaching assistant prepares for a lesson utilizing the SCUTTLE robot.
  • Affordable, Safe, Hands-On Technology
  • Integrates the most popular robotics components on the market, leveraging the very best online educators.
  • No need for machine shop or fabrication to get started.
  • Leverage your 3D Printer for free DIY Add-Ons

Build It

Buy It

DIY It

Full Bill of Materials and Documentation are available for free, always.

3D Printed Brackets

Source your own parts or get up and running faster by purchasing a kit here!

Scuttle Robot with Wireless Charging Capability

Between community members and university partnerships SCUTTLE continues to evolve.

Raspberry Pi 3

Built on and ready to adopt leading hardware & software from TI, Microsoft, Panasonic, and more!