With a lot of inspiration from Boston Dynamics projects, I’m trying to make something great without million dollars.
JQR Quadruped Robot is a DIY project with the main objective to build an autonomous, legged robot that will help people in many activities.
The project was born in the summer of 2014 after months dedicated to the study of notions concerning the motion of mammalian quadrupeds. This study was essential to understand the issues and benefits of a self-propelled robot over the use of wheels. A lot of thanks to Boston Dynamics!
The conclusions I have arrived at say that the advantage of the motion generated by legs over the motion generated by the wheels is equity.
JQR Quadruped Robot is a DIY project is intended to help with activities from the simplest to the most complex task:
- To help monitor elderly people or children when we are away. (via PC or smartphone)
- Let rescuers find/help peoples on dirty or impervious terrains.
- To explore and shoot videos of places on impervious terrains.
- To explore damaged areas due to earthquake or flooding.
- To have a “watchdog” monitor the house when you’re away. (via PC or smartphone)
- To help operators check sewers and pipes.
- To study walking cycle, CG and general physics/electronics/robotic matters.
Using Sketchup to simulate some complex things! 😉
Some early experimets using LIDAR laser.
Source: JQR Quadruped Autonomous Robot