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Servos, steppers, and motors

Hello everyone,

I am starting a robot build using an arduino board. It will have 4 legs with knee joints that end in wheels. Each wheel will have forward/reverse movement and will turn both directions to steer. The result will be a wheeled robot that can dance.

Please provide advice on what type of motors or shields to use. I believe servos might work best for the knees. DC motors for the wheels and stepper motors for steering might help reduce costs. Any thoughts?