Test bed with legs, on a budget
This project entry is merely a single component towards another. Eventually I hope to have a slightly humanoid 'robot' that will sense itself and experience its environment only from the 3rd person perspective . Perhaps a kinect and pc would be suitable to detect and transmit its stance, attitude, orientation etc, both internally and environmentally to it.
This communication would only ever be one way, the robot would act autonomously on the data sent.I should stress that this is not an attempt to build a darpa challenger type walking robot. Its just a platform to try out a few ideas with, and a platform that perhaps the kinect can recognise as a vaguely human shape. I don't mind if it can only fall on its back and wiggle its legs a bit, so long as this can, one day, be detected and controlled from a 3rd person viewpoint to itself. I hesitate to call this sub-project a "robot", it really is just a test bed.
It will need to be the following:
1. Under £ 600 (money is tight)
2. At least the size of a small person.
3. Recognisably humanoid.