Other people's robots

I seem to have developed something remarkably similar to the SSC 32

I was looking for information to help me decide which servos to buy for the legs; wondering about torque and cost and whatever when I followed a link to the Lynxmotion site and came across the documentation for their SSC 32 servo controller. Although I’d looked at their PC based control software that drives this servo controller I hadn’t seen the docs for the controller itself. It seems that it has most of the features that my controller has, including the ‘move multiple servos so that they get to the end at the same time’ command that I’m working on now.

Micromagic systems

Micromagic systems do robotics and animatronics for the film and tv industry and have quite a nice selection of hexapod robots. It’s especially interesting to see the evolution of their robots here. Their latest stuff is very impressive and puts into perspective how much I have to learn… Their robotics store (http://www.hexapodrobot.com) is also full of useful information.

A-pod, an ant inspired hexapod

This is the kind of thing that I mean when I say ‘hexapod robot’. I particularly like the head and mandibles. More details can be found here: http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?t=2762 and here: http://blog.trossenrobotics.com/index.php/2009/03/17/a-pod-a-robot-ants-tale/