October 7, 2013

Jaeger

Here’s a little preview of the Jaeger, a large multipurpose LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 humanoid robot platform. It is built using two LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core […]
September 30, 2013

Tea serving EV3 robot (Karakuri ningyō)

September 2013: I’ve always been fascinated by wind-up toys, and even more by the advanced wind-up automata (plural of automaton) from the 17th Century. The clock […]
September 23, 2013

Cyclops mk III

Cyclops mark 3 is a complete redesign of my previous LEGO mecha. I developed a new two-motor walking core that I am reusing in my latest […]
September 17, 2013

AT-ST (NXT)

This is a LEGO AT-ST walker (All Terrain Scout Transport) from the Star Wars saga. It walks and turns using just two motors. This LEGO MINDSTORMS biped […]
September 17, 2013

NXTAPOD – NXT hexapod walker

November 2009: This simple hexapod robot can walk and reverse-turn using just one motor. It can detect obstacles using the ultrasonic sensor. The programming is really simple: the […]
February 17, 2012

Tripod

February 2012: The Tripod is built after the alien invaders of the War of the Worlds movie. Its unique way of walking allows this monster to […]
February 10, 2012
A robotic turtle made with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0

NXT Turtle 2.0

December 2, 2011

Cyclops

April 26, 2010

Resonant biped robot

This LEGO biped robot can walk and turn using just two motors, so the third could be used for moving the arms. It was invented as […]
March 17, 2008

Q Learning robot snail

July 1, 2006

Omni-Biped

 July 2006: This smooth walking NXT biped started as an improvement of the Alpharex walking mechanism: in fact, since I built the original humanoid, I disliked the […]
April 17, 2006

NXT Turtle 1.0

April 2006: This robotic pet features an autonomous behavior modelled using a state machine. It walks around, and when it’s scared by someone approaching or by […]
October 17, 2005

Semi passive walker (RCX)

October 2005: This RCX walker is semi-passive, that means that while the motor shift the weight of the RCX, the legs are not actuated (they are […]
October 16, 2005

LEGO Owl

Here’s another biped robot, in the shape of a standing owl. I used only RIS 2.0 parts, plus a rotation sensor. This is a weight-shifting biped walker. It uses 2 […]
October 15, 2005

Hexapod walker (RCX)

This small LEGO MINDSTORMS RCX hexapod robot can walk and turn in place. It has three motors: Two motors move external legs forward and backward. A […]
December 17, 2004

LEGO MINDSTORMS AT-ST (RCX)

December 2004: This is a walker biped, shaped as the famous chicken walker of the Star Wars movies, the All Terrain – Scout Transport (AT-ST). It can […]
October 5, 2004

Yellow Dwarf

October 2004: Compact, smooth, and powered by only two motors, this little biped robot uses a standard Lego Light Sensor as proximity sensor, using signals emitted […]
August 1, 2004

LEGO MINDSTORMS RCX Biped

August 2004: After many trials, here’s a smooth weight shifting biped walker, powered with a single motor. The legs mechanism let it swing side to side while walking. […]
February 16, 2004

LEGO MINDSTORMS APU (from Matrix)

February 2004: This is a reproduction of the Armored Personnel Unit (A.P.U.), the notorious Zion Gatekeeper robot from the Matrix movies. It is a biped that […]