I'm working on a robotic sculpture called "iRobot: Prick me, do I not bleed?" It's part of my series "The Classics" http://studio407.net/recent_work.htm
The robotics are pretty simple, the head/nook/face uses face tracking with the camera and servo and eventually I will have the torso swivel to face the viewer and I will implement speech.
But my issue is, seeing as it may end up in an art exhibition or two, I would like the sculpture to be autonomous. The "plan" was to have an android tablet installed in the support pedestal running a custom mobile app. But, am I understanding that the mobile app would be an adjunct to the PC running ARC and not the main processing unit? In other words, will I still need a laptop running windows and ARC communicating with the EZb v4 along with the app?
If this is the case, would, say, a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (i5 processor) have the ability to run EZ-Builder, be installed in the pedestal, and make the sculpture autonomous?
I have an "in" with Barnes and Noble (my wife is the store manager, lol) so I could get an extremely good price on Galaxy Tab S2 Nook which has an octocore processor but ARC for the PC won't run on the Android, true?
This is my first post. I love that DJ had the foresight and vision to take all the scattered C++, Arduino, and Processor code and package it in an easy to use graphical interface.