Project definition


The purpose of this project is to develop a self-balancing electric vehicle in a very limited time (9 weeks).
This project is one of the famous projects from the robotics & embedded systems course at Telecom ParisTech.
We are a Franco-Brazilian team of 4 students with different backgrounds: physics, electronics and computing.

The mission

  • Build a vehicle (using a kit from the zzaag project) that can be controlled by people riding it safely
  • Adapt it to be remotely controlled in order to transport non-human loads


  • Maximum load : 90 kg
  • Maximum speed : 20km/h
  • Gravity center: the load must be as high as a human center
  • Common hazards & cliffs detection
  • User behavior: RoseWheel is supposed to detect dangerous configurations but we can't protect a kamikaze from himself


  • Power limitation of the motors
  • Emergency stop:
    • Horizontal position (instantaneous motors stop)
    • Dead man's lock (quiet stop)


RoseWheel operational
Android application for remote control
This website