I know they look really convincing on TV but the technology is still some
way behind Hollywood. This would be a very ambitious project, your main
problem will be keeping it upright without recourse to lead boots and a
Robin G Hewitt
Well the smart ones on this group have had their say, but
it's not clear to me how helpful their answers are.
I guess the point they are trying to make is that you are asking
to solve what is, at the moment, a very difficult if not impossible
But if you are a young person, as I suspect you are, then you may
live to see such problems solved. And if you keep dreaming and
working at it, you might very well be one of those involved in
One of the first major problems you need to be able to solve is that
of bi-pedal locomotion.
Honda has been able to solve this problem and probably has
the most advanced robot going. Of course after 16 years and,
from what I hear, $100 million...
Check the web site here for more:
In a somewhat different league, but still a bi-pedal is something
called Dr. Robot:
Still more $$$ than most people would care to spend.
But the original prototypes were made up with mini hobby
servos. So this might be the sort of thing that you would
want to try.
For a list of similar kinds of sites take a look at
None of this of course addresses the question of your
technical and financial ability.
If you want to learn more, you might try a book like
Gordon McComb's "Robot Builder's Bonanza". It's
a nice intro to some of the mechanical and electronic
problems you will need to solve just to get something
that walks on two legs.
There's more. SO much more. But the journey is a large
part of the fun.
So have fun.
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