Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Spot Can Walk!

I have another Grandroids video to share with you:

An update since my last Grandroids video - Gollum is no more. His body design was proving too tricky for locomotion (he was a weird mix of biped and quadruped), so Steve Grand went for a simpler quadruped design. Hence, 'Spot' the dog-like thing. Spot, by the way, will manipulate objects with his mouth, like real dogs.

He is jerky and unsteady, and has trouble with turning and with slopes, but he can walk independently. A big step for Grandroids! (Pardon the pun.)

Steve Grand is also planning to make bipedal and hexapedal (six-legged) creatures as well, just to make sure his physics engine works for multiple kinds of movements.


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