I may be getting completely ahead of myself on this but I have watched a lot of videos on humanoid robots. I do have a JD on order. I have been wondering how well JD is going to walk and would the addition of another joint help at all.
I am optimistic after seeing the video of him kicking the ball but unless I am missing something I haven't seen him walking yet.
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I am obsessed with the NAO and how well it moves. I know there is no comparison between a $15,000 robot and all the other ones on the market but it gives me something to shoot for personality and movement wise.
Although we haven't actually tried it, I don't feel the addition of another joint would help JD all that much in terms of balance. He actually walks very well with his lower center of gravity. I was actually very surprised the first time I had to program JD to walk. It was much simpler than I ever imagined (the auto-position frames in ARC work extremely well) and I went from not really ever touching JD, or any Humanoid robot for that matter, to getting him to walk at a decent clip in a span of ~2hours. It was awesome!
P.S. Not to worry, Video of JD walking will be coming pretty soon
I did in fact get JD walking... it just took me a couple of days. I was with DJ when he got JD walking, and it only took him 30 minutes
I searched the term robotis and they were down under the More items related to "robotis" section in case you want to repeat the search and see all of the results.
Here's one of them.
On a related note: "Be compatible with robotis dynamixel communication protocols, Much thanks for you looking!"
Is engrish compratiber with robort?
all it needs is a battery