Yes, it’s really hard to think of a robot with only 4 RC servos without any other actuator. The most common robot is wheel robot with only 2 360 degree rotate RC servos. But, actually you can notice that there is other examples of robot that build from 4 RC servos. One of them is Biped Walker. Thus, today i try to build this robot to test the performance. Another reason is recently we have come out with new product called IFC-RS08 which stand for RC Servo Card (8 Channel RC Servo Controller) and would like to build a application from this product. The construction are pretty easy if compare with other 6 RC Servo Biped. I use roughly 3-4 hours to successfully build and program this robot.
The Idea of Scorbot comes from the Hollywood famous movie ‘The Scorpion King’ starring by the retired star wrestler ‘The Rock’. The outlook of Scorbot is illustrated to a scorpion with 2 arm and a powerful and poisoning tail behind. Scorbot can perform some human like fighting movements for example right hand front punch, side punch, defend posture and etc (Scorpion Kung Fu seven styles). The scorpion’s stinger which is illustrated by a gripper is one of the weapons for fighting. For mobility, Scorbot is driven by two dc brush motor at the base and this allows Scorbot to move quickly, stably and effectively.