how do i figure out how much power my biped humanoid robot will need?

Exactly what my title says its going to be about average human weight and it needs to have a high reaction time

Asked by Newbie216 1 year ago

How would one go about controlling the Motors of a full sized Biped Robot? Answered

I was thinking about building a full size Remote Controlled Biped Robot. I have a basic understanding of how you would control a Biped Robot on a smaller scale such as by using an Arduino but i have no idea how you would go about controlling the Motors for the Joints using an RC System. Lets say for example that you want to raise one of the Legs of the Robot by moving two of  the motors for the Joints,would you connect the motors of one leg in series and connect that to a motor controller such as the Sabertooth then to the receiver or is there another way of going about this. Thanks

Asked by NIkheel94 5 years ago

humanoid or bionic robot

Hello all im new to tech i was wondering what is needed to start building a humanoid or bionic biped robot. im looking to build it for speed precision and fast calculation. eventually ill post up some rough drafts of it. thank you for your responses.

Posted by Newbie216 1 year ago

A VERY simple Arduino Servo Tutorial?

I'm pretty much new to the arduino stuff and I was planning on making a biped robot. But first before all of that I need to know how to use servos. :P Is there someone out there that can maybe post a very easy to understand tutorial of how servos work? I've read ladyada's tutorial on the arduino. So basically I understand all of that but I'd like to know how to control servos and how to program them.

Asked by Alcreion 9 years ago

are multiple Arduino's and a Raspberry Pi 2 capable of controlling a humanoid robot? Answered

Hello, I am building a humanoid robot, around 1 meter tall. I was wondering if I could use a Raspberry Pi 2 to control Ai, voice recognition, and OpenCV, while I would have multiple Arduino's controlling the electronics (motors, sensors, displays, etc). I would have an Arduino Mega or Due as the master, while I would have multiple Nanos or Micros as slaves, for controlling dc and servo motors. I plan to have 5 DOF in each leg and arm, I have yet to decide on a gripper. I was also wondering if Arduino can control bipeds with the use of (simple) AI? Would it be easier to use another microcontroller, perhaps one stronger than both Raspberry Pi and Arduino? Thank you.

Asked by mderton 9 months ago

Butler Robot Improvements

OK so I am planning to make an even better version of my butler robot question is as follows : do I make it a two wheeled self balancing robot chassis or a six legged spider robot chassis . Which one would you guys prefer .And of course I'll post a detailed instructable on the new butler robot.. :)A side note : Please vote for my butler robot in the contest , because I really want that RoboPhilo walking kit ! I can use that walking robot to experiment and after I understand the concepts behind it I can build my own biped robot ( think giant mech ;) ) I document all my robotics work and I'll be sure to post an instructable on how to build your own mech robot . Btw , expect more instructables from me later this month. I wrote a lot of tutorials on other robotics sites , and now I'm gonna transfer it to here.Thanks,Eric

Posted by Erobots 9 years ago

RoboGames Robot Contest Winners

Instructables and RoboGames are happy to announce the winners of the Robogames Robot Contest! With all of the fantastic robot entries out there, the task of creating your own robot army has just gotten a lot easier. We'd like to send a big "thank you" to everyone who took the time to share their knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world.Judging was done by David Calkins, Simone Davalos, Eric Wilhelm, Robin Lemieux, Robots Dreams, and Sb.And now, on with the winners! Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive a Robot prize package including both Instructables Robot and RoboGames t-shirts, and a selection of robot-themed stickers. Category: Locomotion Pneumatic Animatronic Lego Snake Inchie BiPed robot V-3 The Manta Drive: proof-of-concept for an ROV propulsion system How to build the one motor walker! Category: Manipulators Mechanical Dry Erase Board How to build a simple robotic arm from Lego Mindstorms NXT? extendo hand Rubber band shooter / minifigure launcher Really, REALLY Easy USB Motor! Category: Brain Experimental Robot Platform Building Small Robots: Making One Cubic Inch Micro-Sumo Robots and Smaller RC truck robot conversion Ard-e: The robot with an Arduino as a brain Beginning LCDs Category: Sensors Ultrasonic Batgoggles DIY lego light sensor infrared ground/object sensor for robot navigation robot movement distance control fischertechnik Easter Egg Robot Category: Aesthetics WowWee's Elvis Alive to The Elivinator Project Wall-E Robot How to design and build a combat robot K'nex Programmable Automaton How To Build Your Own Instructables Robot Assistant Category: Reuse & Recycling Individuality Bot Build Your Own Butler Robot!!! - Tutorial,Photos, and Video How to Build a Robot - The BeetleBot v2 ( Revisited ) The Rock SOCBOT - the next generation vibrobot First PrizeThe author of this Instructable will receive a RoboPhilo Walking Android kit! Plus the Robot prize package including both the Instructables Robot and RoboGames t-shirts, and a selection of robot-themed stickers. Wall-E by 4mem8 Grand Prize The author of this Instructables will receive a trip to the June 2009 RoboGames in San Francisco, CA! Includes airfare for one from anywhere within the continental US, 4 nights in a hotel near the event, and VIP access/entry fees. Experimental Robot Platform by societyofrobots

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Brains for a robot?

It's time I turn yet again to the forums for advice, this time on recommended robot brains! [Serious] I have a project for a class requiring design, construction and programming of something. More than half of my fellow students are doing clocks of some sort, be they binary or nixie tube. A friend of mine is doing a holonomic robot, and my plan was to do a walking robot, based on ideas like the WowWee robosaurus, using a simple tail and head to balance and few motors to run it in comparison to any conventional biped. As far as servos, I was hoping to use something like the HerculeX or other serially connected servo, so I can just daisy chain the few I would need and simplify the wiring, as well as get experience with serially addressing things. Planned sensors are 2-4 IR rangefinders, 2-4 wire whiskers and one tilt switch to turn it off if it tips over. Sensors I'd love to add would be something like a super basic camera for simple machine vision if I ever learn to code that well, but I doubt that will be the case; and the LIDAR thing from the Neato XV-11 which is again unlikely. Things I was looking at for super basic use included: Arduino, HC11 MC (backplane type), BASIC Stamp, PIC. For a little more complexity I was seriously considering things like the Freescale Tower ARM, Gumstix or other. I'd love to have the serial servos, sensor assemblies and the camera and have integration with Robot operating system through an onboard computer, but I have no idea what to use to setup ROS or what would be best, or if my plan of parts to use is even good enough. In other words, what ideas should I throw out as impossible or what would I need for say, ROS use? Ideally i want to do a semi autonomous robot, so that i don't have to manually direct it everywhere, but I'd still be keeping an eye on it when it's running so it doesn't break something. If I understand ROS correctly I can use an external computer to control it, but I can also let it be autonomous? Coding math and logic in the machine language for a Z80 computer doesn't really prepare for robot building, although the class is basically a teach programming basics and throw you into the deep end. [/serious] Thank you in advance for your help!

Posted by Nyanman 4 years ago