I want to build a robot, but I don't know if I want to build a quadrapod or a hexapod. I would like to use three servos/leg.

  • Can you tell me what are the pros and cons of quadrapods compared to hexapods?
  • $\begingroup$ Your question might be considered a little broad, and primarily opinion based. However, it certainly is a question that I would like to know the answer to. Just a thought, are there two questions here? First you ask for the difference between a four and six legged robot (which use three servos/leg), but then you also say What are the benefits of more servos/leg? Are you also wishing to compare quad/hexapods with two or three servos per leg..? $\endgroup$ Jun 29 '17 at 13:28
  • $\begingroup$ I want to compare quadrapods with hexapods, from what I've seen on youtube quadrapods might be a little faster, and hexapods might be more stable when it comes to outdoors terrain and they can lift heavier things than quads. I've seen hexapods with 4 servos/leg but I don't know how is that better than 3 servos/leg. $\endgroup$
    – user17396
    Jun 30 '17 at 7:48
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Robotics R. Barbus, but I'm afraid that questions asking for a list of pros and cons are off-topic because there are many ways to solve any given design problem. We prefer practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face, so questions which ask for a list of approaches or a subjective recommendation on a method (for how to build something, how to accomplish something, what something is capable of, etc.) are off-topic. Please take a look at How to Ask & tour for more information on how stack exchange works. $\endgroup$
    – Mark Booth
    Jun 30 '17 at 10:37