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Mechanics and Construction => Mechanics and Construction => Topic started by: Admin on March 16, 2007, 04:21:25 PM

Title: interesting biped construction method
Post by: Admin on March 16, 2007, 04:21:25 PM
James has impressed me before with his previous attempts to build bipeds (

Now he writes me telling me about his newest project (which is yet again impressive, and very original too!)

He writes:
"Mainly it's all made from Polymorph (Shapelock) which I have just discovered is an amazing rapid prototyping material, so it's getting built up quickly. It will use pairs of motors for each joint which winch strings - like opposing muscles in a human. I don't really have any reason to build robots, other than for fun, hence I always try to make them differently to a 'traditional' robot - using motors centered on the axis of each joint etc."

Check out images here:

For more information on the Polymorph material:

James also says he was influenced by the Chronos robot, which uses this neat Polymorph material. See videos of that here: