Quadruped Robot runs on Rough Terrain – LittleDog

Quadruped Robot runs on Rough Terrain - LittleDog
Walking turns out to be a challenging problem because the system is under-actuated. There is limited or no actuation between each foot and the ground, unlike robotic arm manipulators where the base of the system is rigidly attached to some immobile or heavy base, and an actuator at this base (and any other joints) allows ...

Multicopter Quadcopter Flight Control Hardware and Software

Here we compile all the flight controller software and hardware on the market. All with different prices and performance. Firmware options: Ardupilot Mega (which contains ArduPlane and ArduCopter among other autonomous derivatives) Multiwii which is a derivative of Arducopter MegapirateNG which is a PORT of Arducopter for the Crius board ArduplaneNG which is a PORT ...

A walking robot using programmable springs

A walking robot using programmable springs
  This robot demonstrates the use of programmable spring actuators to create robot legs with built-in stepping reflexes. It is an interesting way of making robotic legs. The robot ‘walks’ when it is pulled along on its leash. All the behaviour is embedded in the actuators. They are using programmable spring actuators to make these legs function as though they had a ...

ARduino powered Mouse-controlled Delta robot

ARduino powered Mouse-controlled Delta robot
We spotted this video of a delta robot today that seems to be powered by an Arduino. It’s a small delta robot that only consists of three servo’s and an arduino. The mouse is interfaced using java application. We were wondering when we would see this, happen. The source code is available on the project page. We really ...

Hand of Man – Huge Mechanical Claw

Hand of Man - Huge Mechanical Claw
  [Christian Ristow] has created a much larger puppet that has caught the attention of Popular Mechanics. His Hand of Man is a 27 foot long remote control mechanical claw. Much of his time since then has been spent re-engineering and refining the design of the 27-foot-long hydraulically actuated appendage, exhibiting more and more capable crushers at a series ...

Lego MindStorm Sudoku Solver Robot

Lego MindStorm Sudoku Solver Robot
Swedish hacker [Hans Andersson] is no stranger to puzzle-solving robots. This little robot solves a sudoku puzzle all by itself. It scans the sudoku puzzle using a light sensor. It calculates the solution to the puzzle and then writes the digits. It was built around the LEGO Mindstorms NXT system, “reads” a printed sudoku page, solves the puzzle, then ...