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A project log for 18 DOF High-Flotation Hexapod Robot

Six legs, 18 servos, with optional high-flotation mode. My first project that combined robotics and 3D printing.

ken.doken.do 09/29/2017 at 19:292 Comments

This is a list of possible sensors for inclusion

Gyro - ideally, this robot should be able to walk on a grade and maintain the upright orientation of the hub. Useful for side-grades and inclines, keeps camera or other equipment on the level.

Optical flow sensor - this would allow the robot to track actual movement (for measuring slippage and closely estimating location)

Pressure sensor - incorporated into the leg joint(s) to signal ground/other contact and with the appropriate sensor, measure amount of force applied to each 'foot'

Ultrasonic distance sensors - for obstacle avoidance and relative positioning

Camera(s) - also for obstacle avoidance and relative positioning, (obstacle recognition?)

Discussions

ken.do wrote 09/30/2017 at 22:43 point

Theoretical atm. Eventually I would like to measure and equalize the distribution of force among all legs to adjust for uneven terrain, and run simple positioning/obstacle avoidance

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deʃhipu wrote 09/29/2017 at 22:39 point

Are you actually building anything with those sensors, or is this just purely theoretical?

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