While there are many community robotics platforms one can use with TDA4VM Edge AI processor, in this academy, we will focus on the SCUTTLE platform originated in Texas A&M University. SCUTTLE stands for Sensing Connected Utility Transport Taxi for Level Environment and is an extensive, open source robotics platform. There is a full curriculum developed around TI's Beaglebone black processor platform.
The original SCUTTLE design was iterated upon to require ZERO fabrication and to be sourced from parts available world-wide at low cost. All of the documentation to build your own robot can be found through links right here.Below is the video that shows an overview of the scuttle platform. ### Hardware We will first start with the minimum hardware you need to get started. The main component you need is TDA4 starter kit EVM. Once you have this, you can jump into robotics world using simulated sensors and environment. Next section of this academy has details on that.