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Artiman B.E.T.A. | Tobias Ricco

Tobias Ricco

UC Berkeley

Tobias Ricco

UC Berkeley

Tobias Ricco is the Lead Engineer at INSTAR (Inertial Storage and Recovery) Research Group at UC Berkeley: His team has developed Flywheel-electric hybrid go-kart prototype with traction control, an electronic differential, and custom lithium ion battery packs with supporting electronics. The platform is used to optimize flywheel/battery energy storage system to increase regenerative braking efficiency and prolong battery life. He catalyzed group by sourcing a sponsor to donate go-kart frame and transitioned the research from paper-only to physical prototype.

Toby received his M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, from University of California, Berkeley.