Arduino hexapod robot, first test

Hexapod robot with simple 2DOF legs. Just very minimal autonomous wander + obstacle avoidance, controlled by a Boarduino (Arduino clone) and a single SRF05 sonar mounted on a servo motor.

All 13 servos are connected to two daisy-chained Pololu micro serial servo controllers.

The code is not very sophisticated at all, so this bot still bumps into things a lot and gets stuck in corridors.

Duration : 0:1:13

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20 thoughts on “Arduino hexapod robot, first test

  1. @gig603
    google ” …

    google “200 in 1 kit” that is where i started, and i moved to more advanced stuff later.

  2. Nice! Where do you …
    Nice! Where do you lean how to do all of this? I am very interested in this kind of stuff and I don’t know where to begin. Is there any kits i could get and some kind of book? Thanks!

  3. Actually, it was …
    Actually, it was game over, I just stopped the video so you wouldn’t see, but the bot was pretty much stuck in that dead-end alley..!

  4. I have not worked …
    I have not worked on the robot at all since I filmed this video… I was thinking of doing something like the map making, but I also do not have any accurate way of measuring odometric data, and scene reconstruction with a single sonar with such a wide beam will be tricky… maybe if I had infinite time 😉

  5. oh wow. just when i …
    oh wow. just when i though it was game over, it went foward and corrected itself. NICE

  6. uyou can always …
    uyou can always make it easier just to measure distance with the “head”, and if it is more than 30cm (10inch) move that direction, and go until the distance in front is less than 5cm (2inch) or so no matrixing… and im not shure if arduino can handle that

  7. I this idea, I’ve …
    I this idea, I’ve been trying to work on, but have too much to do, it’s really simple if you already know how to program a robot, you need to make the robot map an area, like a memory bank of 64X64, it’s sort of like making a map and storing it, but the robot needs to matrix the area, think of it as a signal distance measure, to do so it needs an stand alone EEPROM, just to make it easier on the read and write, less CPU processing too. It’s real simple, I just don’t have a robot.Have a nice day.

  8. Really great work, …
    Really great work, i’m working on a similar project myself. The SRF-05 is a great sensor they are a bit buggy sometimes and not very good at steep angles!

  9. Is there any chance …
    Is there any chance I could see the code? or could you at least tell me how you program the gait? (Which I may add is mighty fine.) Do you use a for statement or do you just say the positions outright.


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