I've been playing with some CAD software lately (solid edge & solid works) and I feel the need to design something complex. So I thought a hexapod might be a good start. What I basically want is a hexapod that has 3DOF per leg, except the front legs, which will do 4 DOF (so it can also grab some stuff, like a fly f.i.).
Only problem is, I know close to nothing about leg design. I've been playing with some straight segments, but lynxmotion has some really nice (and menancing looking
) legs on their hexes. I couldn't find a paper, or anything else, on this topic. Any hints or ideas?