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hexapod simulation in matlab, hexapod matlab, matlab hexapod, hexapod in matlab, matlab hexapod simulationHello fiends, hope you all are fine and having fun with your lives. In today’s tutorial, I am going to share a new project designed in MATLAB and named as Hexapod Simulation in MATLAB. We all know about the Hexapod, its a special kind of robot which has six legs. Hexa is used for six so its quite obvious that hexapod has six legs on it.

I have designed this project on a client’s request and today I thought to share it with you guys. Because this Hexapod simulation in MATLAB is designed after a lot of efforts by our TEP team that’s why this simulation is not free to download but we have placed a small price on it so that engineering students can buy it easily. So, let’s get started with Hexapod Simulation in MATLAB.

Hexapod Simulation in MATLAB

  • First of all, you need to buy this Hexapod Simulation in MATLAB by clicking the below button:

Buy This Simulation

  • When you buy this project, you will get three files in it which are named as:
  • Hexapod.m
  • RobotMotion.m
  • Robot Design.m
  • You need to open the first one named as Hexapod.m, this is the Main file for this Hexapod Simulation in MATLAB.
  • It has the below code in it:

  • As you can see in the above code, we can set different parameters like lengths of legs and the steps it can take etc.
  • Let me give a slight overview of Hexapod and how it works. So, have a look at below figure:

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  • I have designed a small hexapod and I have colored its legs.
  • The red Color legs are called Gate 1 while the green color legs are called Gate 2.
  • Now, when a Hexapod moves its first three legs (Gate 1) which I have designed in Red Color are first moved in upward motion and after that the Gate 1 moves in the Forward Direction and then finally Gate 1 moves in downward direction.
  • After that the Gate 2 Legs are move in upward Direction and then Gate 2 Legs are moved in Forward Direction and finally Gate 2 moves in downward direction.
  • Now when all legs are moved in Forward direction then finally the Robot Body is moved in Forward Direction.
  • Let me summarize these steps:
  1. Gate 1 (Red Legs) moves in Upward Direction.
  2. Gate 1 (Red Legs) moves in Forward Direction.
  3. Gate 1 (Red Legs) moves in Downward Direction.
  4. Gate 2 (Green Legs) moves in Upward Direction.
  5. Gate 2 (Green Legs) moves in Forward Direction.
  6. Gate 2 (Green Legs) moves in Downward Direction.
  7. Robot Body moves in Forward Direction.
  • These are the 7 steps a hexapod takes to move a single step Forward.
  • Now in the above code, I have used some variables which are:
  1. firstLen = 50;
  2. secondLen = 50;
  3. stepSize = 20;
  4. StepsTaken = 1;

 

  • firstLen is the length of Gate 1 legs which I have set 50 rite now.
  • secondLen is the length of Gate 2 legs.
  • stepSize is how big the step should be.
  • StepsTaken is how much steps it should take.
  • Now when you run the simulation then the first thing you will get is shown in below figure:

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  • AS I have given StepsTaken = 1 so it will just take one step, you can change it though and when it takes one step the final position of robot will be as shown in below figure:

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  • Now, if you compare the above two figures then you can see the starting position of Hexapod in x direction was 0 but when it took first step then now its position is 20.
  • The below four graphs are showing the angles of your robot gates in radians.
  • The below video will explain this project in detail:


That’s all for today. I hope you have liked this Hexapod simulation in MATLAB. Before buying this project you must watch this video so that you have a clear overview of this Hexapod simulation in MATLAB.

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