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Building Robots with LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT by David Astolfo, Guilio Ferrari, Mario Ferrari

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Chapter 16. Robotic Animals

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Introduction

Trying to emulate animals in form and function with LEGO’s MINDSTORMS NXT is a fun and instructive experience. You can approach the problem from different viewpoints—for example, concentrating your attention on the behavior of the animal, or on its shape; you can even create a pure fantasy animal or develop your own interpretation of some mythological creature.

In the following pages, we will discuss two robot projects: a monkey and a mouse. The robot monkey will try to emulate the swinging capability of real primates. Its function is to go hand over hand across a pole, dowel, or broom handle. The robot mouse is intended to be ...

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