I'm working on a project at University and could really use a hand. The problem is this;
The robot I'm working on is called 'Runbot'. Runbot in action*. I've been asked to fix a design flaw in his legs. As he walks, his legs are fully extended when his heal impacts the floor. This is causing the gears in the knee servo unwanted wear an tear and is inevitably breaking them.
I have installed a "spring cushion" which I designed to eat up some of the force, but ultimately I think I need a better servo! Can anyone suggest a more robust servo for the robots knee? One that can handle a bit of rough and tumble?
I can provide info on the current servo's as best I can, but unfortunately I do not have the data sheets, and I wasn't involved in buying/attaching them, so my knowledge is limited!
*Not my actual robot, but almost identical. Also, due to the camera Angle, you can't see the knee servos that well, but they are there!