The BrushBot is not alone anymore!
A team of 4 roboticists (Jeremy Cai, Yousef Emam, Siddharth Mayya and I) spent a Saturday building 32 differential-drive-like brushbots from scratch. See pictures below for the highlights of the day.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, a swarm of BrushBots … almost!
The two flavors of brushbots in the picture above are shown in action in the following video. A trajectory-tracking experiment features the fully-actuated brushbot, whereas 30 differential-drive-like brushbots are deployed to perform a coverage control task.