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Stair climbing robot

I want to build a robot that is not confined to a single, perfectly flat area, so I want it to be able to handle stairs.

I invoke the creative powers of LMR to brainstorm the design for a staircase handling robot drive system.

Here are some of the design criteria:

It has to work for a fairly large robot. Something the size of R2-D2 or larger. (at least 1m tall, with a weight of 20-30 kg)

The stair climbing ability must not come at a cost to the agility of the robot on flat ground.

The drive system must be robust enough to survive real world stairs and pavement, maybe even carpets.

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Hello

I think is possible, but as you will see in this video, the mechanics needed for central leg took significant amount of internal space.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBhOSHtnBtQ&feature=bf_prev&list=PLEF90ABAF7544899F&lf=results_main&index=41

I'll go without middle leg and put robot on the next step on it's belly. The rest of the process is like Robotx said.