TETRA micromouse robot beats World Record with its “out-of-the-box” Design

By | December 13th, 2009

Tetra is a robot mouse having four wheels and an innovative out-of-the-box design. Recently it completed the “World Class” maze in 4.7 seconds beating the last year record of 6.4 seconds at 30th All Japan Micromouse Contest. Unfortunately it couldn’t win as it malfunctioned in the final stage due to some lighting conditions which affected its tracking, but we have a video of it breaking the record in trial run.

micromouse robot TETRA micromouse robot beats World Record with its out of the box Design

I really like the design of Tetra, it has a clear edge over the previous designs which didn’t look so well. This micromouse looks slim, smart and efficient. It has a whole strip pf of sensors at the front which help to track and maneuver. The speed of the robot is also very fast indicating it’s wheel, battery and sensing powers. There are no less than 8 sensors at front that help in deciding the next move of the mouse. All the body including processing circuitry, battery and wheels are at the back.

robot mouse TETRA micromouse robot beats World Record with its out of the box Design

It may look simple at its face but trust me, I have worked on robots at college, and it’s hell of a job. It takes months and months to make a simple robot and this one is a piece of art.

tetra micromouse TETRA micromouse robot beats World Record with its out of the box Design

We have some videos from 30th All Japan Micromouse contest held on November 2009. The first one shows the tetra mouse in action while second one is an expert’s opinion.

Experts are curios about how it works especially at turns. Everyone loved this robot at the contest.

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  • mickrogers

    Very interesting this…I must ask my son his views on this…I thought it of great interest the way things are made obsolete today

  • http://kartikmohta.com/ Kartik Mohta

    “There are no less than 8 sensors at front…”
    Actually there are 4 sensors, each sensor made up of one transmitter and one receiver.

  • kareem diaa

    what Pf Sensors stand for?

  • chjawadm

    sorry that was a typing mistake it's not PF, it's OF

  • http://www.mashsolvents.com/ kareem diaa

    may i know what kind of sensors tetra mouse use ? ultrasonic or infrared

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  • Andrarisciawan

    can i give the referensi about torque and reduction with motor a litle torque become double speed ? and what the motor and your micromouse pleace give me referensi? thanks

  • Andrarisciawan

    pleace give me refensi about torque and what take on your micromouse ? thanks

  • Andrarisciawan

    send my email pleace? andrarisciawan@gmail.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000592307833 Luka Slapnik

    please give me instructions on my gmail: slapnik.luka@gmail.com

  • Anonymous

    wew ,,, it’s awesome