Lets go over some of my quick ideas, plans, and final goals for this build. I separated the goals into two categories, conservative goals i hope to complete and more ambitious goals that i may or may not try and complete.
Goal Number 1 - Robot is able to walk with reasonable balance and agility on a multitude of terrain.
Goal Number 2 - Robot has the power and ability to jump ~6 inches.
Goal Number 3 - Ability to control the robot with a familiar controller (Xbox).
Goal Number 4 - Full kinematic model and 12 degrees of freedom.
Goal Number 5 - Amazon Alexa integration and robot has a "personality"
Goal Number 6 - Keep it under budget, and easy to replicate for everyone!
Goal Number 1 - Dont stress myself out to much or advert an insane amount of time to the project
Goal number 2 - Provide an update every other week.
Goal Number 3 - Robot has the ability to jump out of the trunk of a car.
Goal Number 4 - Robot can navigate extreme terrain and steep hills (Possibly using 3d mapping)
Goal Number 5 - Make it look like a finished product and be rugged to a point.
While i hope to meet my timeline of getting the product done in a year, i may not due to other projects, school, sports, Ect. My idea is to first create a very cheap servo based robot to learn off of, then move to a more advanced and expensive brushless motor based bot. While i hope to meet my timeline of getting the project done in a year, i may not due to other projects, school, sports, Ect.