Texas A&M’s Engineering Technology department: SCUTTLE’s first home.
SCUTTLE was first developed as a teaching platform for Mechatronics (mechanical + electronics + computer science). The Mobile Robotics undergraduate course (MXET 300) is part of the core curriculum for undergraduates majoring in the MXET degree program. In this course, students learn mechatronics concepts from the ground up, applying digital and analog electronics, Python and Linux programming, communication between sensors and processors, IoT functionality, and kinematics. MXET 300 finishes with a semester project that offers students freedom to create any mobile robotics outcome which utilizes a sensor, actuator, or added software function to the SCUTTLE platform.
Discover the student projects on our videos page!
The capstone project for multidisciplinary engineering technology (MXET) is a 2-semester program for senior level students to design and build a working prototype for a customer. Since 2019, SCUTTLE has been utilized as a base for several capstone designs that function as a mobile robot. We are proud to offer the technology platform for these outcomes including UV-sanitizing robot, Greenhouse airflow monitoring robot, and wireless docking and charging system, and more.
TAMU faculty members have ongoing research in the mobile robotics and robotics intelligence which involve modules from SCUTTLE Robot.
Our knowledge library supports engineering research endeavors such as:
- Robotics Education – (Dr. Byul Hur)
- Path Planning (Dr. Chukwuzubelu Ufodike)
- Autonomous Vehicles (Dr. Reza Langari, Dr. Xingyong Song)
- IoT Security (Dr. Ana Goulart, Dr. Garth Crosby)
See an early publication about SCUTTLE in the Journal of Management and Engineering Integration