Hello poppy forum,
We are Dimitris and Joan, students of the master’s degree in Automatic Control and Robotics at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona. We chose as our final project to build a poppy-robot but with some modifications.
First of all we decided to replace the -expensive- dynamixel motors with slightly cheaper motors. Our approach is similar to the “supermodified” solution( link). The idea is to replace the inner parts of the motor and integrate a microcontroller (arduino) the driver of the motor and the magnetic encoder, inside the motor case. We also have to fit the new motors to the 3D-printed parts of Poppy.
The second part of the project is to build a platform with only the legs of the Poppy in order to study autonomous biped locomotion.
We created this post to introduce ourselves. We are going to create separate posts in the corresponding categories in the forum. We would like to have any kind of feedback (especially the negative ) and of course, any advice or ideas are very welcomed.