Keepon, Eat Your Heart Out

[Ruyck] sent us this video of his mini Keepon robot. For those who haven’t been initiated, Keepon is a very emotive, and extremely expensive, dancing robot. He is deceptively simple looking, but as you can see in [Ruyck]’s version, it is fairly complex. [Ruyck] has used a mini RC collective pitch helicopter assembly for the motion, which makes controlling it fairly intuitive. At first, we were not too impressed with [Ruyck]’s final implementation, which you can see along with a comparison video of Keepon after the break. Then we realized, all he as to do is find a way to attach the bottom of the foam body to the base to achieve much more of the squash and stretch motion of keepon. A little creative programming and this little fellow could be made autonomous and synchronized to music.

7 thoughts on “Keepon, Eat Your Heart Out

  1. Sweet made it on hackaday! Yea I had his body attached to the cover at one point. The squish greatly restricted his movement. As of the second video I have made some slight modifications to increase the motion. I will try to attatch him to the base again and see if I get some better results.

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