Desing and Control of a Human Transportaion System


TEAM: Haneen Abu Arrub, Islam Abu Awadh, Aseel Asa'ad, Wafa' Khudruj
In this project, a simple, powerful, rechargeable, and fun self-balancing system similar to Segway is to be designed and implemented. The Segway is a self-balancing human transporter which became a revolutionary product moving into the personal lives and world's businesses creating a more productive and versatile mode of transportation. The key of operation of a Segway is its balancing act by moving forward when the human leans forward and backward when the human leans backward with suitable speed to maintain the balance. The idea of Segway came from the balance in human body. Because of that, the main parts in this project are wheels instead of legs, DC motors instead of muscles, PIC microcontroller instead of the brain, and tilt plus angular velocity sensors instead of an inner-ear balancing system. In this project, a self-balancing system is to be designed, implemented, controlled, and tested to serve as a human transportation vehicle.


This project is funded by the Applied Scientific Research Fund (ASRF) for the academic year 2011/2012 with the amount of 1000 JD. The project earned the first place in the graduation projects competition.

The following are links to the news about this project:

HU News - Arabic
HU News - Arabic and English
Alrai News - Arabic
Addustour News - Arabic
Assawsana News - Arabic
Alghad News - Arabic
Watan News - Arabic
Awa2el News - Arabic