MiniPupper is the a ROS-compatible evolution of Pupper, Open-source Robot Dog platform for education with less than $500USD. MiniPupper is a robotic platform to make easier for schools, homeschool families, enthusiasts, and beyond to help learn robotics.
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The compatibility of MiniPupper with ROS code standards, cameras and LIDAR system make it perfect for some advanced features like autonomus navigation and surveillance , similar to Boston Dynamics ‘s SPOT
Mini Pupper has been launched on the Stanford Pupper website, endorsed and highlighted by ROS foundation, and is one of the finalist on Hackaday’s 2021 Price .
Our target is NOT the cheapest robot dog, but the BEST robot dog for education at an acceptable price. For more information, please refer to GitHub Repository MiniPupper
Cost: $600-$1000 if you source the parts yourself, otherwise cheaper if you purchase a parts kit.
Code repository: https://github.com/stanfordroboticsclub/StanfordQuadruped
Build time: ~ 8 hours depending on expertise
Actuators: 12 x JX Servo CLS6336HV