Quadruped Robot Project 2020.
Getting started, February 11th 2020
Catching the Puppy bug, February 12th 2020
Catching the Puppy bug (II), February 17th 2020
But how to control it? February 18th 2020
New Quadruped Puppy Robot Video. February 20th 2020.
Planned learning path. February 28th 2020.
Making it real. February 29th 2020.
Making it real. August 3rd, 2020.
Construction of the robot. August 3rd, 2020.
Calibration, starting services, internet access. August 4th, 2020.
Pupper. Almost go for launch. August 5th, 2020.
Pupper in action. August 6th, 2020.
Making it real. August 8th, 2020.
Making it Real. August 3rd, 2020.
Clearly, ''Pupper the Movie'' looked enticing :
So, we had to build our own...
Robot Assembly. August 3rd, 2020.
Robot parts had been bought back in May, and had arrived during the summer holidays.
So, in early August it was time to build to the robot.
For details, see the Assembly guide.
Starting the Raspberry Pi, with the recommended software (See here).
Getting internet access (See here):
Starting Joystick service,
ready to pair robot with the PS4 controller (See video).
So far, so good.
Next up was a systems test...(See here).
Calibration, starting services, internet access.
Calibration done, and redone (video).
August 4th, 2020.
Starting Joystick service...trying...
Sometimes easier said than done (See manual).
Remember to start services in correct order...?
Configuration of internet access to local institution (Meaning, not Stanford ...):
Ready to run the robot service:
Pupper. Almost go for launch.
August 5th, 2020.
Pupper in action, documentation:
Remember to have the Joystick service running...
All services (Joystick, Robot etc.) running on the Raspberry:
Pupper in action.
Popper in action using the PS4 controller.
August 6th 2020.
Youtube video: 1, 2,
5 and 6.
Making it real. August 8th 2020.
So far, so good.
(Unsurprisingly) It is now demonstrated that the PS4 controller can be used to control Pupper.
Next up comes the real challenge, controlling Pupper through perception and planning software.
Indeed, the real challenge...
So, end of phase 1 (See here, for more on how it all started...).
But, hopefully, with much, much more to come.
Still, we will see in the coming years how this all goes...
Simon Laub (Let me Google that for you).