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Making robots walk with Python


Radomir Dopieralski - Making robots walk with Python [EuroPython 2016] [19 July 2016] [Bilbao, Euskadi, Spain] (

You will see several different walking robots controlled with Python in different ways, and learn how they were built and programmed.

Making a robot walk is not easy, especially when all it has for brains is a small microcontroller which you have to program in C. During this talk you will see different ways in which such a robot can be controlled in Python, either by using remote control, with the Python program running on a stationary computer, by putting a small computer, such as a Raspberry Pi on it, or by programming it with Micropython, a version of the Python language designed for microcontrollers. I will also explain the basic problems with walking robots and how Python can be used to overcome them. Finally, I will show some of the robots I have built.

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