Monday, February 8, 2010

Steerable Hexapod Walker

Name of Model: Hexapod Walker
Created by:
gus.jansson (who is on both YouTube and flickr)
Found at: and
I've previously expressed my love for pneumatic walkers, but they have a few limitations. Pneumatic walkers can't steer, and they can't be controlled by sensors or programmable bricks. This walker used an NXT and three motors to make a walking robot that can be steered in either direction, respond to light, and sense distance. Construction details are pretty clear in the video above, but there's also a flickr set from the builder showing still photos of the walker.

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