From BEAM Robotics Wiki
- A term used when referring to a legged robot that moves from one place to another by lifting and shifting the position of its legs in a controlled sequence.
There are a large number of walking BEAM robots around (you have to admit, they just plain look neat!). The simplest is based on a single motor, two legs, and a little "idler" wheel that is dragged along behind (see Wilf's uCrawler for more details).
Less-common, but increasingly popular, are walkers with 3, 4, or even more motors. Obviously, the more motors a walker has, the more varied its behavior can be (but along with this comes an increase in both mechanical and electronic complexity, as well as cost).
|By Leg Count||By Motor Count||Special Configurations|
- Walker tutorial video Posted to youtube by "Metalskull Robotics"