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Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Zero by Richard Grimmett

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Chapter 5. Building a Robot That Can Walk

Now that you are familiar with robots that can navigate using tracks or wheels, let's build one that can walk. Walking robots are interesting as they can navigate the terrain where wheeled or tracked vehicles can't go. They also provide advanced functions where the robot can use their legs for purposes other than walking.

In this chapter, you will build the basic quadruped platform. To do this you will learn:

  • How servos work
  • How to use the Raspberry Pi to control lots of servos using a servo controller
  • Creating complex movements out of simple servo commands

Robots that can walk

In this chapter, you'll build a quadruped robots. You'll be using 12 servos so that each leg has three points that can move, or three ...

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