Hub motors are in!
We received two hub motors from Amped Bikes for us to use in our project. Joe found Amped and started talking with them about our project and they have a strong tradition of donating hub motor kits to disabled people and for use in research projects. They sent us two different hub motor kits: a geared system for high torque and one without gears for low torque. We are going to use the motors because pedaling is a confounding factor when we are looking at lateral control techniques and because we need to be able to control speed through feedback when we get the autonomous bike running. We are installing these now along with the other bike components and will be testing the motors for flat ground speed ranges to make sure they are going to be able to do what we need them to do. Thanks Amped!