Pivot, the Autonomous Walking Robot

Design, Building and Programming

How to Design, Build and Program a Robot

This robot project describes another approach to the common hexapod robot design. The project is divided in easy steps to explain the robot building process from a builder's perspective. The project starts by investigating the types of walking robots found on the Internet, and giving an overview of the available robot parts. The investigation results in a simple robot design using r/c servos controlled by a programmable micro controller. Next, robot building is explained by describing the tools needed and the way to use them. Finally, robot programming is described, which makes the robot walk around autonomously.

Simple Robot Design