Hexapod walking robot

Hexapod Robot – a mechanical vehicle that walks on six legs. Since a robot can be statically stable on three or more legs, a hexapod robot has a great deal of flexibility in how it can move. If legs become disabled, the robot may still be able to walk. Furthermore, not all of the robot’s legs are needed for stability; other legs are free to reach new foot placements or manipulate a payload.

  • Hexapoda locomotion
  • Degrees of freedom
Hexapod general Anim

Stewart (Hexpod) Platform – Devices placed on the top plate can be moved in the six degrees of freedom in which it is possible for a freely-suspended body to move. These are the three linear movements x, y, z (lateral, longitudinal and vertical), and the three rotations pitch, roll, & yaw.

  • Stewart platforms have applications in flight simulators, machine tool technology, crane technology, underwater research, air-to-sea rescue, mechanical bulls, satellite dish positioning, telescopes and orthopedic surgery.

videos

  • Hexapod Robot CNC Router – Cutting 3D face (3:56) – This video demonstrates the hexapod router cutting a 3D face in high density foam. The video has been sped up in places
  • 6 Degrees of Freedom Flight Simulator Platform (3:35) – This is a prototype 6 degree of freedom flight simulator motion platform. The software driver is written in C# and can extract acceleration data from FSX, FS2004 and X-Plane. The driver includes configuration tools for washout, sample rate, charting, logging and visualisation. The hardware is controlled via a Phidgets 8-servo USB controller.

 

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