Aluminalis is a 16-legged walking robot that we are designing and building out of custom aluminum linkages and crankshafts. We will provide much more detail about the design, name, and behavior of this little creature as we go along, but for now, here are some very rough pictures.
A little bit of Aluminalis begins to take shape
Work in progress on the bench
Aluminalis linkages from the back side
2 legs of 16 to come
Top of a 2-leg section
Top view showing the 8 legs on one side, plus the thorax in the middle.
End view showing the drive gears and 8 legs
Front view of one side
Close up of the linkages and the central crank shaft
Click here to see the individual linkages as we were working on them.