Hexapod Robot Project Report with Coding and PPT

The main purpose of this work was to design a prototype of an autonomous hexapod robot. This project presents a novel hexapod robot with legs radially free distributing around the body. Compared with radial symmetric or rectangular symmetric robots, the legs of a radially free distribute hexapod can rotate around the body of it and redistribute their positions. The aim of this project is to build a six-legged walking robot that is capable of basic mobility tasks such as walking forward, backward, rotating in place, and raising or lowering the body height. This robot will serve as a platform on to which additional sensory components could be added or which could be programmed to perform increasingly complex motions.

The Objective of Hexapod Robot Project 

The main objective of this project can be stated as follows.
  1. To study the movement and dynamics of the Hexapod robot.
  2. Designing the model of Hexapod robot on CAD software Solid Works.
  3. To design the Hexapod basing on the market needs and making it available for selling in the market.
  4. For modifying the design based on requirements.
  5. Analysis and simulation of the hexapod.
  6. Fabrication of hexapod.
  7. Automation and controlling.
  8. Testing

Advantages of Hexapod Robots

  1. Hexapod robots have a large number of real-life applications, from crossing potentially dangerous terrain to carrying out search and rescue operations in hazardous and unpredictable disaster zones (Karalarli, 2003). They have a number of advantages over wheeled, quadruped or bipedal robots.
  2. While wheeled robots are faster on level ground than legged robots, hexapods are the fastest of the legged robots, as they have the optimum number of legs for walking speed-studies have shown that a larger number of legs does not increase walking speed (Alexadre et al, 1991). 
  3. Hexapods are also superior to wheeled robots because wheeled robots need a continuous, even and most often a pre-constructed path. Hexapod robots, however, can traverse uneven ground, step over obstacles and choose footholds to maximize stability and traction (Ding et al, 2010). 
  4. Having maneuverable legs allows hexapods to turn around on the spot (Ding et al, 2010). 
  5. In comparison to other multi-legged robots, hexapods have a higher degree of stability as there are can be up to 5 legs in contact with the ground during walking. Also, the robot's center of mass stays consistently within the tripod created by the leg movements, which also gives great stability (Mushrush Spirito, 1978). 
  6. Hexapods also show robustness, because leg faults or loss can be managed by changing the walking mechanism (Ding et al, 2010).
  7. This redundancy of legs also makes it possible to use one or more legs as hands to perform dexterous tasks (Ding et al, 2010). 
  8. Because of all of these benefits, hexapod robots are becoming more and more common, and it will be interesting to see what modifications roboticists come up with to further improve and develop their form and function.
Download Hexapod Project Report PDF and PPT (9 MB)