Re: O-K: MX-28 Darwin-OP Inspired Biped
The CM-530 is not the same as the CM-730. They both use the same STM32 ARM Cortex-M3, but not much else. The CM-730 has several analog inputs broken out, onboard digital 3-axis gyro, onboard digital 3-axis accelerometer, and can directly control power to the dynamixel bus. The CM-530 has only six analog inputs, no I2C or SPI interface broken out, and is not software compatible with the CM-730 (would require quite a bit of modification to get it working even close to the same - probably as much as writing it from scratch for the BeagleBone). There are other differences, but none are quite as relevant as the above.
Originally Posted by RobotAtlas
If the BeagleBone can directly control the dynamixel bus via a 'cape', then it could eventually act as a far more advanced CM-730 if it is later decided to be inadequate as the main controller (video processing, navigation, voice recognition, etc.). In that case, you could more or less have the BeagleBone autonomously keeping the bot balanced and performing basic user interaction, and then either add a fitpc2/fitpc3/netbook/etc. directly to the bot or send the webcam video over wifi to a remote pc for more advanced vision/navigation.
Please pardon the pedantry... and the profanity... and the convoluted speech pattern...
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