Portrait of Gyrover
Contact: Thomas Gordon
Associated Lab: CREATE: Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment
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Last Project Publication Year: 2000

Gyrover is a single-wheel robot that is stabilized and steered by means of an internal, mechanical gyroscope. Gyrover can stand and turn in place, move deliberately at low speed, climb moderate grades, and move stably on rough terrain at high speeds. [animated gif] It has a relatively large rolling diameter which facilitates motion over rough terrain; a single track and narrow profile for obstacle avoidance; and is completely enclosed for protection from the environment. We are presently developing a 4th generation version of Gyrover that has improved control torque, better stability and longer run time.

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Control of the Gyrover: a single-wheel gyroscopically stabilized robot
Enrique Ferreira, Shu-Jen Tsai, Chris Paredis and H. Benjamin Brown

Journal Article, Advanced Robotics, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp. 459 - 475, June, 2000
Control of the Gyrover: A Single-Wheel Gyroscopically Stabilized Robot
Shu-Jen Tsai, Enrique Ferreira and Chris Paredis

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'99), Vol. 1, pp. 179 - 184, October, 1999
Decoupled dynamics and stabilization of single wheel robot
K.W. Au and Yangsheng Xu

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE / RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '99), Vol. 1, pp. 197 - 203, October, 1999
Modeling human strategy in controlling a dynamically stabilized robot
Yangsheng Xu, Wai-Kuen Yu and K.W. Au

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE / RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '99), Vol. 1, pp. 507 - 512, October, 1999
Dynamic mobility with single-wheel configuration
Yangsheng Xu, H. Benjamin Brown and Kwok Wai Au

Conference Paper, Proceedings of International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 18, No. 7, pp. 728 - 738, July, 1999
Analysis of actuation and dynamic balancing for a single-wheel robot
Yangsheng Xu, Kwok Wai Au, G. C. Nandy and H. Benjamin Brown

Conference Paper, Proceedings of Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vol. 3, pp. 1789 -1794, October, 1998
Dynamic model of a gyroscopic wheel
G.C. Nandy and Yangsheng Xu

Conference Paper, Proceedings of Proc. 1998 IEEE Int'l Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '98), Vol. 3, pp. 2683 - 2688, May, 1998
A single-wheel, gyroscopically stabilized robot
H. Benjamin Brown and Yangsheng Xu

Journal Article, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 39-44, September, 1997
A single wheel, gyroscopically stabilized robot
H. Benjamin Brown and Yangsheng Xu

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 4, pp. 3658-3663, April, 1996

Current RI People

Past Project People

  • Yangsheng Xu
  • Chris Paredis
  • Enrique Ferreira
  • Randy Casciola