Spider inspired 3D printed robot
This is an amazing piece of work!
The T8 from RobugTix ( +Robugtix ) weighs 1.00kg and is about the size of an A4 sheet of paper. Just watch the video and see how smooth its movements are. And one of the amazing things about it, is that it is 3D printed!
This Bigfoot Inverse Kinematic Engine is a black-box which does all the necessary calculations involved with the movement multi-legged robots like the T8. It only needs to be given a command to move forward and it takes care of the rest.
The rest? Well the rest is all the calculations for leg trajectory planning, inverse kinematics, motor control and leg gait coordination, among other things.
More info about this kinematics engine later