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Giger v4 Custom Humanoid Robot

Mech Warfare

Hey guys,

Wanted to give an update on this project. I actually started a new project post because this is literally a new robot at this point. I had two trips to compete in humanoid competitions in Korea last year, and learned a lot while there. I started a ground-up rebuild which more or less replaced every part on Giger. He ended up losing 10cm in height and about 1kg of excess weight, so it was well worth it. It's much more stable now and has a considerably lower COG. Still uses the same Gumstix onboard computer. This hopefully final version was built exclusively to compete in Mech Warfare. Eventually I plan on adding hands and using weapons that I can actually hold/manipulate. The head was 3D printed at Shapeways.






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Beautiful robot, great pictures. I like the way it moves,great work :-)

its a beautiful robot.

its nice to have budget.   are you going to market with this dual laser-canon demon?   or just for your own entry into competitions?

Thanks. No market intended for this, it's just a personal project and my entry for Mech Warfare.

I remember playing the video game Mech Warior 10 years ago.  now your doing it for real.  where do you go for those competitions?  what are some good forums or websites for us to learn more about that?

We host 2 events each year; one at Robogames (coming up in about a week) in San Fransisco, and the other on the east coast of the US at Shepherd University.

The main website is http://mech-warfare.com but we have a sub-forum on the Trossen forums where we hold our discussions on the competition.

We have 26 teams registered this year, so it should be huge!

wow!!! i would try to build this if i had $10,000

...thousand... dollars? US dollars??? Not mexican pesos from the '90s? Holy. I'm in the wrong business!

That robot is badass, though. Nice work.

I think its an investment decision.  Once building the robot for 10K, it will wobble into the nearest local Bank, brandishing its guns and make a large withdrawl.

You inspire me Tyberius, to take a 2nd mortgage on my house.   Nice work.

It's worth mentioning that I work in the industry, so I paid nowhere near that total retail amount. I've also had a few sponsors on the project.

Very nice robot Tyberius. I have a couple questions about the gumstix controller you said you are using. I am also using a couple gumstixs to control my ground and ariel robots and was wondering what you used to interface with the servos. I am currently using a robostix and wanted to know if you are doing the same. Secondly did you write you own custom code for the gumstix and if so what language did you use. Thanks in advance, and its nice to see someone else using the gumstix controller here on LMR.