The objective of this CENG/ELEC 499 project was to design and build a six legged robot with the ability to walk over small obstacles and offer redundancy in locomotive capability.  The intent was to design and build every component of the system independently and not rely on off the shelf kits.

To add more sophistication to the project a remote control tether was connected to the robot.  The remote control allowed the walking robot to be manipulated manually by entering commands into a computer terminal window. 

Finally, bump sensors were added to the robot.  The addition of the above parts allowed the walker to become autonomous. The robot would walk straight until it encountered an obstacle where it would reverse and turn to avoid it.

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