I'm new to robotics and I'm looking to make a 5-6 axis robotic arm out of stepper motors but I honestly don't know how much torque I should have for each part. Below I have described in more detail what my current plan is but I'm really not sure as to how much I really should be spending on each of these joints.
My general plan for this project was to make a arm that when fully extended would only be around 40-50(max) cm long. It would be consisted of light weight aluminum and I am hoping for it to weigh only a couple of pounds when done.
Here is my current list of actuators for each of the joints:
(Bottom = 1, Top = 6)
My real questions is, is this overkill or is it not enough for what I'm really trying to make. I really don't need it to be able to pick up a lot of weight, at most 1 to 2 kilos but I highly doubt I will ever be picking up anything more than that. Anyway I just wanted to see if this was sufficient enough for my project.