Autonomous Wall-E

[djsures] went crazy on his Interactive Wall-E toy. Wall-E just didn’t have enough bounce in his step, so [djsures] decided to give him an overhaul. He went through the entire robot and replaced most of the joints with servos, giving much more control and adding head tilt. All of this was wired to a microcontroller housed in Wall-E’s body. The distance sensor was mounted in Wall-E’s neck, so when he turns his head, he’s actually surveying his surroundings.  Check out the video after the break.

There’s lots of great info in this instructable, from specifics on how he did certain parts to links about how servos and microcontrollers work. Great job [djsures].

24 thoughts on “Autonomous Wall-E

  1. whoever has done this to poor wall-e is a terrible person. at first sight of this horrific scene i could tell that this was clearly the work of a mad man.

  2. looks cool, but the robot is a little dump :(
    plus its missing something, hmm maybe making his hands operational so he could pick stuff up

  3. Thank you every much everybody! It’s nice to feel supported and hear wicked feedback… I’m working on another robot pet right now.. There will be pics in a week. it’s a furry fun loving giggly monster!

    ps: chicks will dig it ;)

  4. Man, I would soooo buy that.

    when i watched wall-e (wich wasn’t so long ago cause i live in australia). i loved it. a great movie 5 out of 5 stars.

    waaaaaallllllleeeeeeee

  5. awesome!! this is exactly what i have been working on for my son. i want to add some way for it to follow him around (RFID detection maybe, not face recognition).

    2d mapping won’t be useful, because he will be picked up and moved all the time, but i do want it to follow him and if he’s not there, look for him.

    probably need a self-righting mechanism, and also would need to add some stair detection so he doesn’t go for a fall. return to base for charging would be good, too.

    was this based on the U-Command wall-e with the remote control??

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