For the 2017 Hackaday Prize, i need to prove this is good for the world. I thought long and hard about this, and decided on one particular use. Military. I read something in popular mechanics about a weight problem- soldiers getting too weighed down with supplies. http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/g1345/the-day-the-marines-met-their-robotic-mule/, there we go. While reading it, i started thinking past how cool that is, and although @Radomir Dopieralski will disagree with me, hexapods are x100 better. They're more stable and versatile, and could probably carry more. When the soldiers carry less, they tire less, and can fight harder. Of course, small scale prototyping is always the first step, and while i'll probably never get to make one that size, hobbyists exploring the reaches of walkers pave new roads for awesome stuff like the robotic mule.
My Goals Are:
-To be able to move Autonomously
-To be co-controlled from the autonomous controls with an infrared remote
-To operate a lcd display and give updates on battery power, errors, and/or data from the autonomous componets