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Beyond Jd

I ran across a 3D Printable robot on Thingiverse that may be the next step beyond JD. Poppy The Robot

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:689134

It looks really interesting. The main website for Poppy is

https://www.poppy-project.org/


Unfortunately it uses Dynamixel Servos (which is not uncommon for academic projects) and they are really expensive. Also right now ARC has a problem with them. I haven't heard anything lately on when the fix might be coming.

Poppy appears to be a tethered robot but a wifi EZ-B v4 mounted in the head could certainly fix that. The other thing May be where to put the battery. Perhaps a battery backpack. I haven't heard when an EZ-B accelerometer might be on the way but I am sure that would be needed as well.

It would be fun to tinker with though. Just thought I would share the find.

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#1  
I think it is a really cool design.However i think 25 dynamixel servos would be rather expensive..
#3  
I dont think that thing can walk. I think it's creepy how they hold the hand to help it "walk". That's probably just me. I think that bot is overrated it's just big but pretty useless. It could use the EZb treatment for sure.
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USA
#4  
It can not walk by it self. There are no self balancing sensors installed. it is cool though.
#5  
I think I just found my next project! I hope they post a few more details.
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Belgium
#7  
look at the prize servo,s
mx28T x 19=4178.10 dollar
mx64T x 4=1199.60 dollar
ax12A x2=89.80 dollar whithout chipping cost 5467.50 dollar alone

totall off the robot is some 8500 dollar *eek*