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Robot Servos/control board advice

Hi, I would like to do an investment and to buy some servos (10/20 units).

I don't have too much money to spend, so I'm looking for cheap servos with however enough torque to do some interesting robots (humanoid, arm, hexapod, etc).

Initially I found MG995/MG996R servos, then I found rds3115 robot servo.

The features of the rds3115 are:

butler, all terrain movement, suit controlled, partial telepresence
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This is the more resent version of my humanoid and omniquadruped robots the humanoid has had its legs upgraded since my last post for it so now it is able to stand … Read more

Service Droid

Working for DAGU means I need to try and design products that are not just cool to look at or play with but are also affordable and easy to use for the beginer. Sadly this balance is not easy to acheive. Usually more fun / cool functions means more complexity and cost.

Humanoid Robot Design Challenge

Hello All! I work for RoboSavvy, an online community for robot enthusiasts, such as yourselves. I am excited to let you know about our Humanoid Design Challenge...

The Challenge: to design an open-source Humanoid Robot affordable for all

Play a traditional Chinese musical instrument.
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Recently my son showed an interest in learning music so my wife bought a Guzheng. I decided to try and build a robot that can play it using just LOZ blocks and a … Read more
Walk forword,back.left,right,balance one leg, up-down 1 or 2 leg,Turn right-left,Control With Bluetooth
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My new Biped Robot "Red-Dragon V3"   what's new -Remove the camera Read more

HMOD-1 Update 1

I am working since a while on a new humanoid to continue my AI experiments. So far I have finished a conceptual 3-D-drawing, based on the parts I want to use. The 2WD base is from Makeblock, the upper body the Johnny 5 torso from Lynxmotion. I have cancled the base rotate turntable and changed the original 1 DOF head with ultrasonic sensor to a 2 DOF head with compound eye.

This would be the most advanced robot I have ever done. It's a humanoid robot based on arduino mega 2560. I created several functions like the attack mode which … Read more

what battery would you recommend for powering 10 servos at 6v ?

I am currently working on a humanoid robot and am trying to ruduce the weight and increase the opperateing time I am useing 4 AA batterys to power the top half 12  servos and another 4AA batterys to power the bottom half 10 servos  22 servos in total . The AA batterys tend to go flat quite quickly and haveing 8 AA batterys make the robot heavyer also if i could recharge the battery it would be a great help. the servos are rated at 6v maximum and 4.5v minium what would you recommend ?

Any help is greatly appreciated.  

move its arms and head
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This is a brand new project. It's a step up form my Arduino Torso robot. It will have a sensor and more servos later on. Arduino sketch programs are greatly … Read more
Walk Around and Make Gestures
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This is my interpretation of the Addams Family's The Thing. It is a five finger walker that can also make gestures. The intension of this robot is to live in the … Read more
     This project is an attempt to make a low scale humanoid biped utilizing as controller an Arduino UNO and nothing more. The actuators will be 12x servo motor … Read more
Reacts on sensory input, speaks, shows hand gestures
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***Update 04/08/2012*** Some more programming done, see video HEAND_2: Random movements of the hand, touch sensor (integrated in its head), changing eye color when … Read more

6 DOF robot hand finished

I finished the 6 DOF robot hand for my project Te no atama today. Here are some pictures. The thumb has two degrees of freedom. The primarily function of the hand is to display hand gestures. A 2 DOF wrist will be added. All servos have a metal gear and are digital.

Picaxoid

Sneak preview of my new project. Just some pics...

More soon...

Walking, standing, sitting down
Here is my current project, bipedal robot. Nowadays, I am trying to make it walking. Harder than I thought before. It has 6 DOF per leg. Parts of Robot:  - 3mm, … Read more
KUBOT is my humanoid robot (attempt) and also my first robot! I first decided to make a robotic arm as a beginner. Then tought, why not making two of them connected … Read more
This is my latest robot, BFR-H1. It is a humanoid robot torso actuated with servos with potentiometers for feedback on each joint position. It's similar in design … Read more
 Salvius is a humanoid robotics project that I have been working on over the past year or so. The robot now has night vision and ultrasonic hearing. You can … Read more

Good Robot Controller?

Ok I am planning on building a "small" humanoid robot that can has computer vision and can do many tasks. I am planning on using a small onboard computer to do all the processing so that it can be autonomous and reduce the need to have another computer on for it to work. Anyway I am looking for a small, not expensive, and easy to use, some what powerfull small computer or single board computer that has usb ports,can run off a small battery and can run lunix. I am thankful for all suggestions.

Interacts with human beings
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***Update 05/05/2012*** Elektro's brain under construction. The main power supply is in the moment a 7.2 V/4600 mAh NiMh battery. I have soldered Li-Po-battery … Read more
This robot is an autonomous robot capable of interacting with its environment, it may Understand oral orders and can speak. It can move and reach for objects.
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Elektro

Just a sneak preview: Elektro. Robot entry is following soon...

Sings, recognizes faces, recognizes speech
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I've been building Robot Betty9 for about 10 years. She has an Arduino, a Basic Stamp, A Vex for her power rollerskates, and uses an EZ Robot board for AI, and face … Read more