Alberto Molina, author of the project that I want to present to you today, has been awarded the prestigious award Hackaday thanks to its robot that can be printed in 3D baptized with the name of Dtto. As a detail, tell you that we are talking about an award that is given in Pasadena (California) and that in this 2016 call it has received more than a thousand different projects. As for Alberto Molina, tell you that he is a young man who graduated in 2015 in the degree of Industrial Electronic and Automatic Engineering from the Higher Technical School of Engineering of the Rovira i Virgili University (Spain).
As you can see in the image that is located right at the beginning of this same post, where Alberto Molina himself appears next to his creation, Dtto is basically a self-reconfigurable modular robot designed for investigative and rescue purposes thanks to the fact that it can be used in multiple applications. Undoubtedly an incredible idea with which he has managed to finish first in a contest where his work has been the most interesting for a jury made up of 14 experts Arrived from all over the world over more than 1.000 projects.
Thanks to Dtto, Alberto Molina will receive $ 150.000 and the possibility of doing a residency at the Supplyframe Design Laboratory in Pasadena
Going a little more in detail in the project itself, we find that Dtto is a evolution of your final degree project, the same one that he has been working on all summer to be able to present himself to the Hackaday. Dtto has been manufactured from parts created using a 3D printer, servo motors and microcontrollers. Dtto is made up of a set of modules that can be joined or separated between them forming different orientations and, in this way, adapts to any type of terrain.