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Miniskybot 1.0 (click to enlage)
A group of Miniskybots 1.0 (Click to enlarge)

Paper reference

  • Juan Gonzalez-Gomez, Alberto Valero-Gomez, Andres Prieto-Moreno, Mohamed Abderrahim (2011), A New Open Source 3D-printable Mobile Robotic Platform for Education, Proc. of the 6th International Symposium on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment, May, 23-25. Bielefeld. Germany


In this paper we present the Miniskybot, our new mobile robot aimed for educational purposes, and the underlying philosophy. It has three new important features: 3D-printable on low cost reprap-like machines, fully open source (including mechanics and electronics), and designed exclusively with open source tools. The presented robotic platform allows the students not only to learn robot programming, but also to modify easily the chassis and create new custom parts. Being open source the robot can be freely modified, copied, and shared across the Internet. In addition, it is extremely cheap, being the cost almost exclusively determined by the cost of the servos, electronics and sensors


Miniskybot Robot: Main page


Miniskybot robot, Main page



Conference paper

amire2011-miniskybot.pdf Paper (PDF)
Read On line in scribd Paper On-line Paper sources (Lyx)
2011-05-23-Amire-miniskybot.pdf Slides, in PDF
2011-05-23-Amire-miniskybot.odp Slides, in Openoffice format (ODP)
Slides on line Read the Slides on-line in Scribd

Extended version

Miniskybot-extended-version.pdf Paper (PDF) Paper and figure sources (Lyx,tex, inkscape)


Photo Album


From left to right: Juan Gonzalez-Gomez, Roger Quinn and Joaquin Sitte (click to enlage)
A girl playing with the Miniskybot robot during the welcome dinner (click to enlage)

Roger Quinn during his talk (click to enlage)
From left to the right: Fanny Riedo (Thymos), Eckard Riedenklau (TAO), Alexander Kettler (Wanda) and Juan Gonzalez-Gomez (MiniSkybot) (click to enlage)



  • 2012/April/17th: Extended version added
  • 2011/May/28th: This page is published!