Friday, March 29, 2024

Mojo5 - Video Update, Next IK (#6)

The development of Mojo5 steadily progresses, we've put Mojo5's new leg design through its paces. This latest test, captured in a YouTube Short, showcases a significant enhancement in the design, specifically in the addition of a 'yaw mount'. Although the abduction servo—responsible for the 'yaw' movement—is not operational in this iteration, the primary focus was on the leg's up/down movement capabilities.

One notable improvisation was the use of a hastily clamped mount to a flexible support. This setup was crucial in providing the freedom of movement required while still managing to lift a weight of 370g. It's a testament to our iterative design process, where even makeshift solutions can lead to valuable insights.

On the Horizon: Inverse Kinematics

Moving forward, our journey takes a calculated turn towards the precision of Inverse Kinematics (IK). IK stands at the intersection of design and mathematics, simply translating desired leg positions into specific servo angles. This mathematical approach is the cornerstone for designing diverse robot gaits.

Before we dive into the complex world of gaits, our immediate next steps involve crafting a robust design, delving into the mathematics, coding the solution, and rigorous testing. Stay tuned for our next update, where we'll share our progress in making these calculations a reality for Mojo5.

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