hi, 2 months back i got through in an automation company.. i m an
electronics engineer but still have not done any robot related project.
i want to make somwhat humenoid robot. but this would b a big project
at start so i want to welcome your sugestion how to get start for this.
i have desided to use wheels for its motion.. automatic direction
control based upon senser signals.. there would be two arm with 3-6
degree of freedom.. it should have such power to hold an object of 2kg,
can move with object. can understand instruction..
1st with these things i want to start when this robot will start
working i will put other inteligent applications..
help me if u can..
yaa this would not be seeming to become as humanoid robot at this stage
but after geting success here i will progress for making it humanoid...
humanoid as in a garbage can on wheels two robotic arms sticking out
the side and a human looking silicon/wood/foam/insert material here
head on top and a servo to move the mouth and eyelids
or humanoid like C3P0 big difference
for your first bot i highly recommend a metal box on wheels, forget
about looks for the first one, try to get it to navigate a hallway and
enter the right door
trust me its much more doable and satisfying when its done than the
humanoid that might get done in twenty years
I *strongly* suggest building a small robot based on a simple
microprocessor and only a couple of sensors.
You might even want to start with the Lego Mindstorms or the (former)
Radio Shack VEX systems.
If you want to go your own, I suggest using a small base from Budget
Depending on your resources, there are several controllers you could
If you like C, you can get started with a simple PIC
Also, if you like C you can go for an AVR system; I like the
MAVRIC-IIB board, though if you know what you're doing you
can build a system on a breadboard.
If you're into Java, then I like the muvium chips
are fairly inexpensive but his online store isn't really
up to date with what he's really offering. Currently I'm
building a simple robot on a wireless breadboard and a
Budget Robotics base (the Octobot). I'm also finishing up
a simple behavioral programming framework.
If you are into Forth, then look at the 'Pods from
New Micros, Inc. They are truely great for motion
control and I will be using one of their IsoPods and
a couple of TinyPods in my larger robot, Groucho.
Once you've built this basic robot and gotten it to do
what you want it to do, you'll know if you want to continue
in this crazy hobby, at a cost of under $300.
For your larger robot, I would suggest looking at the Leaf
Project. Groucho will be a Leaf robot once I get finish
my current article and have the time to put him together.
These robots aren't humanoid, but they have solved many
of the problems that you'll be facing.