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This is an inquiry more for DJ and Jeremie, but I'd love for others to comment.

I was looking at James Burton's open-dog project, and while inspiration struck, I discovered some possible issues with using the Ez-b for a project such as open-dog.

The biggest issue is controlling the dog dynamically, such as having the dog change servo positions based on when the foot touches something or moving the servo until it hits something or is told to stop. Currently, the robot such as JD moves a servo to a position "blindly" without a method of input. Perhaps using a motor as a joint, or a continuous servo would work, but not a standard servo. 

[color=#111111][size=3][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]For example, let's say the dog has come upon a staircase leading up. It was originally operating using an Auto Position walk control, but now it would need to change its approach to moving. [/font][/size][/color]
[color=#111111][size=3][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1. Can you terminate an Auto Position action midway through?[/font][/size][/color]
[color=#111111][size=3][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]2. How would you be able to have the robot raise its leg until it is able to step on the stair? [/font][/size][/color]

[color=#111111][size=3][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The way I see such a project going is a robot with multiple force sensors in the feet, allowing the robot to know when it has stepped on something or bumped into something. Then it would act based on those inputs.[/font][/size][/color]

[color=#111111][size=3][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It's more of a thought experiment at this point. Are the Ez-b and ARC capable of such dynamic motions such as the open-dog or Boston dynamic dog project? How would you go about a project such as that with the EZ-Robot/Synthiam framework?[/font][/size][/color]

[color=#111111][size=3][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Similar project: [url=][size=3][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Open-Cat[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]