Hello all, my name is AJ. I found EZ by happenstance and now I'm hooked on the idea of building a bot. I've been working on an SRAI (stimulated response artificial intelligence) entity build around AIML for some time now. It (Sam) runs on a server in my house. It's a client/server setup so that Sam can answer or work on any PC in the house. I've developed some web interfaces for the thermostat, my email, controlling music and so on, the usual first steps geek stuff. I have plans for smart garage control and ODB2 interfaces for my car (car guy too). I used to patch into my little Japanese tuners for fun before I went for displacement.
I happen to have had an Omnibot as a kid and got the bright idea to mobilize Sam when I found some of DJ's videos. Now I'm thinking canned SRAIs for each bot and a shared body of knowledge hosted from a droid controller (the Star Wars scenario), with Sam still controlling the primary repository. If they can derive their personalities and intelligence independently and Sam can still access each one via the web interface I've read about, this should be fun. They'll all know the same things but have different names and behaviors.
I just ordered a Robie Sr. from ebay. I really liked the larger platform that DJ used with the Omnibot 2000. Although Robie was sort of a middle child, the slightly larger platform will give me room to play at a much better price point than a vintage 2000.
I'll get started prepping the bod when it arrives and start architecting the controler so I can focus on the learning curve of the build when the kits become available. I look forward to learning from you all.