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Saturday, December 23, 2006

MicroRaptor CAD Model - Walking

Here's a rendering of MicroRaptor, with the legs in what I hope will be a decent walking gait. With the spread apart hips, it can tuck its legs under its body to maintain balance while walking, much the same as people do.

I will need to play with the position of the hips (forwards and backwards), to help balance the robot while it is standing and walking with those two cameras hanging off the front.

Eventually, I plan to add a small actuator to the head to allow the cameras to be pointed in towards each other (again, like people do). This will allow the robot to estimate distance and size of objects that are relatively close, and will hopefully make it easier to do landmark-based navigation.


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