Task: Design an automated quadruped robot
Challenges: 1 motor, 2 weeks to implement, dynamic analysis of system
- Designed coupler curves using four-bar linkages
- Developed gear train to actuate 4 legs with 1 motor
- The robot was capable of moving on its own
- Start testing early
- Expect unanticipated failures and plan accordingly
Modeled robot after a dog with crescent coupler curve(motion of a leg) for steady motion and trot gait to maintain balance in all directions.
Designed the coupler curve and parts using MotionGen software and SolidWorks, respectively.