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  1. iHexi - The iPhone and Android controlled Hexapod

    Hi Guys,

    Im new to the forum (which is brill by the way) and I would like to
    introduce my Hexapod... Heximotional



    This started as a final year project at Uni to create a control
    algorithm for a 3DOF Hexapod, which included Forward kinematics
    (6DOF or body orientation, 3DOF for locomotion) and Inverse
    kinematics (determine each legs orientation). Since finishing the
    project I have been writing an App for the iPhone or iPod Touch
    capable of not only being the controller interface for the user but
    also able to run the control algorithm. To my knowledge making it
    the first robot to use an iPhone as its brain. Here is the first video



    Before I had the iPhone App working the control algorithm ran on
    my laptop, which made it possible to use a PlayStation Sixaxis
    controller




    And Briefly it became a Quadruped...




    Cheers,

    Rob
    Last edited by blobbington; 04-14-2010 at 04:34 AM.

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    Re: iHexi - The iPhone controlled Hexapod

    Amazing project!

    We're getting ready to get our butts into gear and announce our next Project Contest, so you should definitely enter this in when we do!

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    Re: iHexi - The iPhone controlled Hexapod

    Projects like this remind me why I love robotics! and its right up my line of thought on robotics control.

    not to mention being serious competition in the upcoming project contest ... Great work!

    Jay

    Meccano Jay ...
    find me @ http://www.phidgets.com/phorum as well and Happy Building!!



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    Re: iHexi - The iPhone controlled Hexapod

    Sweet. How do does the iphone talk to the robot?

  5. Re: iHexi - The iPhone and Android controlled Hexapod

    Hi all,

    I have just finished writing a couple of Android apps that allow computer-less
    control of the hexapod. Either Controlled directly over bluetooth from an Android
    device or by using the Android device to convert the iPhones Wifi signal to bluetooth.




    Thanks,

    Rob
    Last edited by blobbington; 04-14-2010 at 04:38 AM.

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