Stanford Robotics | TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020 | Summary and Q&A

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Stanford Robotics | TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020

TL;DR

Stanford Robotics Team develops low-cost, accessible dog robots for robotics enthusiasts.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What was the motivation behind creating these affordable robots?

The Stanford Robotics Team was inspired by expensive legged robots and wanted to create their own version that was accessible and budget-friendly.

Q: How much does it cost to build one of these dog robots?

The cost to build the dog robot is $600, making it their most inexpensive and accessible robot yet.

Q: Where can interested individuals find more information on building their own dog robot?

The Stanford Robotics website provides detailed instructions on how to build their robots, including the dog robot, at stanfordinrobotics.org/robots.

Q: What were the biggest challenges the team faced during the development process?

The team mentioned that the biggest challenge in robotics is the number of iterations required to achieve the desired functionality. It took them a year and a half to get their first robot working to their satisfaction.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Stanford Robotics Team created affordable dog robots inspired by quadrupeds like Boston Dynamics.

  • The robot is a continuation of their original robot, Stanford Taco, but at a fraction of the cost.

  • The team aims to make robotics accessible to more people interested in the field.

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