Let me give this to you straight…. not all of us are Edmund Hillary to climb high mountains and neither are we adept enough to traverse every nook and crevice to gather data for research. Carbon Emissions and greenhouse gases are environmental issues that keep hounding us. We need to monitor our glaciers in order to predict our eco-future. Tribot offers a safe alternative to keeping a tab on them and researchers can catch the action from a secure distance.
The Tribot is agile and resourceful thanks to the tetrahedral geometry applied to its construction. It relies on the shifting its balance points to move ahead. In essence there is no up-down or left-right for this bot. Since the sides of the tetrahedron are varied, the balance-point shifts and the Tribot tilts to the side and hence moves forth.
Armed with highly specialized sensors, Tribot collects data from the glaciers and research teams work on this info to predict future climatic changes.
Designers: Jonathan Herrle, Josef Niedermeier & Ralf Kittmann