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Navigate around via ultrasound or controlled by bluetooth
Using a
Inspired by this one: http://www.instructables.com/id/Strandbot-a-solar-arduino-powered-RC-motorize/ Autonomous walker, based on a model of the strandbeest. This … Read more
For now, barely walks forward
Using a
Still very much in progress, but I wanted to introduce you to Gutsy Jr. I received a trial Nova controller kit from DFRobot and had originally planned to use it in … Read more

Five free Insect Bot Mini kits

This is a free (well, it does not cost money) giveaway of 5 Insect Bot Mini kits.

 

All 5 kits are gone now, please do not request anymore but you still can comment :-)

 

Walks slowly and avoids obsticles
Update: I replaced the two stripped servos! That's right, in my first video I actually had 2 out of my 3 servos stripped (if only I had Oddbot's code sooner, and … Read more
Walks down slopes using gravity, makes his owner smile.
Wobbly is a 3D-printed, gravity-powered, walking automaton. He basically walks down slopes. Read more
I have been working on this biped for a few weeks now. This is my first robot. After initial tests, I am changing the fixed head with a movable one. can be seen … Read more

BoB's and filament

I love the invasion of the BoBs! Like a herd of little boxy Android droids. Although I don't have a 3D printer I was wondering how much filament was used to make one of those guys. More that I was interested in the cost involved as to have a better idea on how much to offer someone to make a BoB for me.

Sorry if it's mentioned in a post somewhere, I didn't see it.

As I discovered "Bob" I had purple filament in my office 3D printer. Well, i thought it would not make it to the robot section since I am not having enough time to … Read more
Now available from PicoKit!http://www.picokit.com - A cheap and simple 3 servo robot walker that anyone can make for under $40. My students in Industrial … Read more

Issues with Jansen Linkage

There are two main concerns I have with the Theo Jansen linkages, which have shown up in rough prototypes.

basic drawing and node naming for main linkage

Drags its ass around and avoids obstacles via IR
Using a
This is Duke: A friend of ours adopted him a few months back.  He had been shot twice and left for dead on the railroad tracks (some people suck.)  He's fine … Read more
12/13/2012 Update: Code is now available for download at http://engineer-this.com/QuadrupedVer2.txt Its saved as a .txt file because I can't host a .ino. Just … Read more
Clyde is a 8 servo quadroped walker, he was my first attempt at a robot before I had any sensors. Clyde is as basic as an 8 servo walker can get, one piece of … Read more

Nice Walker by the Beatty Family - Plus loads more on their site...

Nice stuff plus much more here - http://beatty-robotics.com/

Personnally I'm amazed at the quality of the platforms.

It is a pet. It can stay on tables without falling, navigates around via IR sensor, interacts with people
Using a
Hey guys, Just found out about LMR and wanted to share some of the robots we have made in past. (so, I will post 4-5 more projects soon) Jeffrey The Quadruped is a … Read more
Opening it up to see what's inside.
I recently bought a Hexbug Spider after seeing one in an Instructable.  The thing which impressed me was the unique directional control. Read more
Alright ! After a haitus and some odd but trivial glitches I am finally happy to declare the birth of ANTROBOT Ver 1.0.0. Its a 2 legged creature with a single … Read more

where can i find these vex pieces?

okay, I have been scouring google trying to find the parts for the vex rcr mini walker crab thing, which should be displayed.

all the results I have found have been things like press announcements and demo robots built witgh this stuff, and none of it recent.

I personally want to build that walker, obviously with some extra personal touches added on, but I just cannot find the parts. every place seems to indicate that they were released, so did I just miss a limited run component or something?

 

 

  Knives Forks and Spoons is my homage to Chopsticks and Chopsticks Jr.. (I hope to end up like Chopsticks Jr. - Beaten to death by a Model during a photo … Read more

BIG walkers

So after looking at HUNDREDS of robot projects here and with maybe 1/6 of them being "walkers," I still can't find an example of one that looks like it could climb an average set of stairs in a North American home.  Aside from the programming and engineering challenges associated with manipulating it into a narrow stairway and levelling, it seems like having a robot that could climb stairs would be an important task for it to be useful.

The challenge is very simple, and can be build with what ever technology you have at hand Objective: build a walker robot that can pull an object at least 4 times … Read more
This is a very simple robot using only Picaxe-08M. I can be controlled throught computer or it can walk alone. The bateries are only weight for ballance, just to … Read more

Hamster Powered Walker

Remember Gareth's "schneebeast" or Linefeed's "Karpedbeest"? well.. see this:

 

Walks around and avoid obstacles
Using a
So here's my first robot. It's based on Insect robot from MAKE : Arduino Bots and Gadgets. I've used Arduino Nano. For now I'm still improving walking of the robot. … Read more
Walks around using 3 micro-servo's
Using a
Hi LMR people! I'm building a little hexapod, just for fun. It uses 3 tiny 3g servo's (from ebay). all the legs are constructed using the inside of terminal blocks. … Read more
UPDATE 24.April 2011: New video! :) I implemented automatic resetting of the legs positions before changing from forward/backward walking to left/right walking. … Read more
walk gracefully under wind or other power
This is a mm scale model of Theo Jansen's Strandbeests suitable for printing with RepRap 3D printers - a work in progress. Update April 2012: Finally, I finished a … Read more

RoMeLa project STriDER tri-legged robot

I stumbled across this project from the RoMeLa lab at virginia tech. It's got my mind racing with ideas. Here is RoMeLa's home page, they have a few other orginal ideas. 

http://www.romela.org/main/Robots