Hi DJ Sures, wow your work is stunning, your robots are very cool. So I would like to build one myself, but one that I would be able to upgrade and tinker as time goes by. Would it be possible to:
1- install a PC directly inside the robot, and control it via wireless with something like ==) remote desktop admin? I don't have bluetooth, you suggested xbee to someone, but wireless is still not an option for ez-b? I would use my robot not only as a friend but as a co-worker, like a mid-station in my wireless network (with various OS and user permissions) for data transfer and storage.
2- Having a PC inside it would allow me also to add various applications to the robot, like additionnal speach recognition softwares or speech emulation, or simply replace older ones or add new features over time?
3- I want a robot. A big robot. One like omnibot, but maybe 2x 2,5x bigger lol. i would also like that he could roll faster than omnibot, you know, how would I go to power-up the whole thing? And I don't want to buy many robots, just this one that's why I'd like to be able to reconfigure it.
4- This is gonna sound more crazy than the other things, but I would also like that he could access the internet (that's another reason for the wireless) because I would like to develop some kind of basic AI over time. AIMind is not an option for me because I want to speak french with my friend (I live in Quebec), so I would take some time to developp very basic speach stuff with the robot. I don't know, he could do searches on the internet by voice command, shoot some pre-recorded jokes by demand, or simply trigger some threats with leds flashing, you know, the usual suspects.
So I guess the main question is: is there a way to connect ez-b, a pc with custom softwares, and another external pc for master control (or remote administrator control of the internal pc)? Thanks for helping me! I would really like to build a robot on the ez-b system, it looks perfect to get a great result for an ignorant like me, but I want to link it with other softwares if possible! Thank you!!!!