I’m new here and new to robotics in general, thus please bear with me.
I am planning to build a 3DOF/leg hexapod controlled by maestro 18. In the future, i would also want to integrate an arduino platform to control the maestro based on sensor/remote control inputs and eventually to make it a bit autonomous. (my related experience is general RC stuff/multicopters/some computer programming).
I have been studying inverse kinematics and i realize that usually when people build robots using only arduino, there is no other way to correctly compute the servo positions, thus the need for IK.
Question is: How is it best to control the hexapod in my case: RC+Arduino+serial+Maestro18? I see two options:
- Implement the IK in the arduino and send serial commands to the Maestro to control each servo individually.
- Load the movement sequences in the Maestro and call them from the arduino over the serial interface.
The requirements would be:
- Smooth servo/hexapod movement.
- Fast moving - something like here:
(Note as for servo speed - I’m planning to get .11 sec TGY-4409MD servos)
Thanks in advance,