This zip file contains models for all of the parts of the Robotis comprehensive frame kit and Dynamixel servo motors. It has high-polygon CAD models for each of the parts that I downloaded from Humanoid Robot Lab. However, these models are too large to really use for graphics within a simulation. They are too large to work well in a simulation system. Therefore, I used these as a base, along with some other meshes I found on the Robotis site, to build low polygon versions of each part. They still look nice, but the polygon count has been reduced significantly. This makes it easy to use them as the graphics for your robot simulations while using standard geometric shapes for the dynamics. I also have a couple of project files in there where I have combined the parts as needed to build major components for robot arms and legs. All of the models were created or imported into Google Sketchup, so the zip file contains Sketchup project files for each model. This makes it very easy to put these parts together into a larger mesh for the robot part you are building.
This is a locust kicking simulation that was converted to work in version 2 of AnimatLab. The locust starts out in the air on its back and it is frozen in place so it does not fall, but its legs can move freely. The kick neural circuitry is activate to generate the kicking motion. This simulation is fully described in the locust jumping paper that is also available in the warehouse or by using the following reference.
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