Here a concept of poppy. I created a quadruped and I put the body of Poppy without his legs. Why? Because with an quadruped it is easier to walk than a biped and with an hexapod it is simply to overcome the obstacles (rock, stair, grass…). It is possible to put the battery in body’s quadruped. There are 3 dof by leg with AX18
Very great surprise ! Good idea to have a batterie spot.
BTW I guess several people would be interested in having only a hexapod. So maybe an idea would be to create only the Poppy Hexapod as a creature itself (without the upper body of a Poppy Humanoid) and then create a mix between a Poppy Torso and and Poppy hexapod.
In this way, it creates 2 creatures at the same time
If you want to embed a computer, you can use the new Raspberry Pi 2 which is powerful enough for running pypot.
@jgrizou Normally it is good with AX18, it is possible to put 3kg on the hexapod.
@Matthieu It is my idea to create 2 creatures. I create a new part (big part in the picture) to joint the quadruped and the Poppy humanoid. Maybe it is possible to put the part of Poppy torso in the hexapod, in that way we will reduced the number of parts
The Raspberry Pi 2 is good idea, I will integrate in the quadruped
I created a new version of the quadruped. I recreated all of the parts for add configurations. Now, the quadruped has AX12/AX18 configurations (it is easy because the motors have the same design), I add the MX28 configuration. So it is easy to choice the quadruped that you want
Hi @Alexandre Great work! Maybe it could be useful to find a name for this Quadruped creature, which might allow to speak of it and distinguish it from other Poppy Quadrupeds that future members of the community will want to create after being inspired by yours ?
It could be really great if you can do this job, because I don’t know solidworks nor Onshape and sure I will waste time to use correctly this software !
What I need is to have an URDF model and the STL parts (you can export both with solidworks ?) to build the poppy quadruped in V-REP. After I would like to test the moving possibilities of the quadruped in the simulator because as you said it is easier to walk, run and even jump with four legs
I can fork your repository to place the futur model.ttt
(video from a previous prototype, there are many types (even a 3D printed one!)
I am not working on this project but if you want to use anything (CAD files, software …etc) let me know
Looking forward to this Poppy!