View Full Version : [Project] Nagaina The Snake Robot

10-18-2011, 02:47 PM

Nagaina is a twelve degree of freedom snake robot designed, built, and programmed by me. Nagaina's kinematics allow for autonomous or manual control schemes. The head contains three sonar and one IR sensor for detecting dangers (obstacles or falls). The passive wheels are on small springs to insure that contact with the ground is made at all segments. Unfortunately, due to high torque on the servos, Nagaina has a run-time of about 45 minutes between recharges. The total cost of the project came to about 600 to 700 dollars ( hard to estimate since I used spare parts from previous projects). Nagaina took one day to program from scratch.

FYI, Nagaina is named for the villainous mother-cobra from one of my favorite stories, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling.

Hi everyone, I have been gone for a while wrapping up my degree, but now that I have graduated I wanted to post some of my recent robot projects. This one has been complete for a while now, and I hope you enjoy it!

10-20-2011, 05:39 PM
Looks like a fun project, and very nicely done! Have you tried it on the grass? :)

10-20-2011, 07:48 PM
Nice work :p

10-20-2011, 09:17 PM
Cool, I stumbled upon this video on youtube the other day!