The “Hail Mary (Version 2)” or HM-V2 was an experimental rapid prototype walking robot. I designed, printed, and assembled this robot in 3 days. This robot utilizes a novel 2 bus servo motor walking gait. The simple parallel linkage system allows for static stability, and the high frequency walking capability allows for relatively fast motion. I designed this robot with the lessons I learned from my previous robot, the FB-V12. As a result, this robot has much more structural strength than my previous robot, allowing for a much more robust system. I coded a GUI and walking algorithm, experimenting with many different walking patterns to improve walking speeds. All in all, this project successfully demonstrated that a rapid mechanical robotic system can be developed extremely rapidly.
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