To build Upkie from scratch, expect to spend around $3,000 in components, 45 hours in 3D printing, and more hours of your work assembling and testing the beast. Here are the main links to get started:
Here is a ranked list of ideas about what to do next to improve Upkie:
- Hollow leg, part 2: shin and ankle
- Whole-body control to show how the legs help negotiate uneven terrain
- Sit-down / stand-up controller
Chime in in the comments if you have suggestions, or if you want to try out (parts or all of) the hardware and/or software. Community support is available on GitHub for both hardware (here) and software (here).