My questions: in terms of my device's wireless control and its autonomy, should I use my arduino Uno as the major platform for coding OR should I use SSC-32u solely to realize its autonomous movement such as walking via a remote control ?
What sort of commands do you want to send to the robot? Do you want to use a computer keyboard as your controller?What about using a wireless game controller as an input device? By adding a $3 Bluetooth module, you could use an Android smartphone as a controller.
What sort of commands do you want to send to the robot? Do you want to use a computer keyboard as your controller?
I do have a ps2 controller and a receiver but they are for the SSC servo controller.
And I do not have any android-friendly device.
Systematically, do you know any educational material about coding to make a 12-servo bipedal robot walk?
Do I need potentiometer(s) to show servos positions ?
use algorithms to control servos. The IK algorithm
a table of servo positions in order to generate a workable gait for your robot.
Walking is all about balance. You need to understand how to maintain balance in a walking robot first. Whether or not you need potentiometers depends on whether the servos you are using are smart servos or not. It they are smart servos then those won't be necessary since the smart servos also read positions back for you.
Would you mind elaborating more on the subject of IK algorithm. Does "IK" mean Inverse Kinematic. I searched it on wiki and it links to Kinematics equations; it looks complex...esp.
Do you mean that I pose my robot like an articulated figure and record each position ?
Yes, "IK" stands for Inverse Kinematics.The complexity of the equations depends on the complexity of the robot joints. I used rotation matrices to calculate the positions of the minifig pieces in the animated video but I didn't use rotation matrices in my hexapod program. But you're right, the math is pretty complex (which is why I wanted to make a hexapod).Yes. You often use some sort of algorithm to move between these poses.
What servos are you using? Maybe I can look up the datasheet and tell you the features it has (if you don't want to look it up yourself).