Re: New robot pics and mpegs
--- In SeattleRobotics@y..., "David P. Anderson" <dpa@i...> wrote:
> No little springs! There are some pieces of rubber hose used as
> bumpers, necessary on a robot that falls over from time to time...
Actually, I was only being half "flip". :)
I was thinking it would be useful to have a fail safe mechanism to
get Nbot back up if it falls over. Either some kind of side pieces,
like a harley, which keep it from going over too far; springs,
assuming it would only go over with some force while trying to save
itself, and the springs would get depressed and re-act; a servo
driven rod; something.
A 3rd wheel [on each side] would probably be good, even if no self-
righting mechanism - then at least it could run around like R2D2
until it hit something and popped back up.
"If 3rd wheel is engaged, then aim for a curb and hit it hard".
On and on - it's cool, any way you look at it.
Are we having fun yet? You bet.