Welcome to the website of Project TIPI. We are a team of four students in our final year of Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo, dedicated to developing a virtual presence robot known as TIPI, or Telepresence Interface by Pendulum Inversion.

This site contains information about the team and project, news posts about our progress and photos and videos.

Project Goal

To design and construct a locomotive system which allows the user to communicate audibly and visually with multiple locations in a remote environment without human help.

The Inverted Pendulum

One of the desired features for the telepresence robot was to give the user and remote users as realistic an experience as possible of the user's presence in the remote location. A robotic base designed around inverted pendulum control allowed for a stable, manouverable, and speedy 6ft tall robot.

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