Live Robot Hack Session
DJ Sures

Live Hacking Microsoft Mixed Reality VR to control a robot

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Related Control Virtual Reality Robot

I'll be demonstrating how to control servos and see what the robot sees using a Microsoft Mixed Reality VR headset. However, this will also work with Google Cardboard, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. I might get around to showing how to do it with the others if there is time.

The robot skill that I will be using is the STEAM OpenVR control from here:

You can read up on the manual in that robot skill before the stream to get an idea of what i'll be doing. I'm thinking of using a hexapod for the robot. I might also use the InMoov. You guys let me know what robot you'd like to see me use!


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I would like to see you use your InMoov robot for the demo.


Sure can! Anything else you'd like to see with the InMoov if i'm going to be adding the VR to it?


since inmoov has a great deal of rhe servo pots already removed from the servo and positioned on rhe joints allowing easy access to the pots wires could  say the shoulder and elbow be wired so a JD could remote controll them. making the inmoov the puppet.


Oh!! Interesting idea!!! Ya let’s try that. It should be possible

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Hey DJ , forgot to ask you the brand of those servos from the giant hex. They looked to be 1/5th scale servos. Are they Savox SV-0235MG (guessing because they are orange).


User-inserted imageThey’re not great servos. Twitch a ton when under or higher voltage. Have to be very specific voltage. They’re also quite loud. Fast though!


Ahh ok. Will avoid those! Ha. Thanks.


Hi Dj, I was wondering about the Lidar test. Will you still be doing the testing of an interface and some Lidars this week? You kind of indicated an interface device may come available through a supplier soon. Is that still something coming?

Which plug-in will you test,  both? Thanks Ron


I will be out of town and the next live hack will be 31st of may