Right, a little background. I am a university student in the UK but I have loved robotic's all my life, so when i find out that we get roughly a year and a half on our final project I was overjoyed and started making plans immediately only to discover that the university picks the topic subject. So I decided to do this project anyway which is why you are reading this.
The project as you might have guessed from the title is going to be a big robot. It is going to be a 5 1/2 - 6 foot tall rescue and recon robot. Tri-tracked base and a humanoid upper torso and arms. Imagine the Johnny 5 combo kit here only 15 times bigger. Anyone with a functioning upper body will be able to operate this as the main controller will be the XBOX 360 Kinect.
The "chain of command" on the robot is:
You wave at the Kinect => Kinect tells the computer what joints are moving => computer tells the Xbee radio to tell the other Xbee radio what is happening => the other Xbee tells the host Arduino what is going on => the host Arduino tells the corresponding slave Arduino what is happening => the slave Arduino moves the right servos => robot waves
If you want to follow the project on twitter @TitanRobot. You can also email me Titan.Robot@gmail.com
See you soon.