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A project log for Dizzy Wolf

good looking and clever 4-legged robot

MishaMisha 06/10/2019 at 06:204 Comments

I finally assembled the thing and it all works fine.

I have started working on motion control system. Long-term I want an intelligent self-learning software similar to how living creatures learn to walk. But first I wanted a dumb software that is capable of basic movements, such as get up, sit down, walk. Even this turns out to be harder than I expected.

I believe most robots out there are based on servo motors that can be instructed to hold a given angle. My motors kind of do not. I designed this thing from the very beginning to be soft and dynamic, like living creatures are. Cool long term, not so cool for cutting corners. Also it only runs at half of the voltage. Given capable software it would still be able to stand up and walk, but no half-voltage is no good for cutting corners either :)

Anyway, I need to implement at least simple movements in order to seriously present this concept for investment/collaboration purposes.

Stay tuned for better movements and body V2.0.

Discussions

de∫hipu wrote 06/10/2019 at 09:15 point

Are you sure it's a wolf? it acts more like a cat...

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Ken Yap wrote 06/10/2019 at 14:14 point

Cats are masters of disguise. Sometimes mine masquerades as me. 🐱

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de∫hipu wrote 06/10/2019 at 16:14 point

In any case, I'm so excited to see it move! This is going to be great!

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Misha wrote 06/11/2019 at 05:54 point

Just wait!

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