ZOE : a machine that resembles a living creature in being capable of moving independently


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Since my robot is running on a Raspberry Pi, which is now supported by EZ-Builder,
I decided to evolve my current project K[8] into a new one called ZOE...
First steps will creating a new servo setup which supports Dynamixel Servos, 
and a new Conceptual design!! 

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Hey, I am having another question here,
I was looking at a lot of robot builds and the setup is most of times kind of the same as I build it...

But now that I started to do some motion tests, I realized how much weight there is on those shoulder servos.
Its the weight combined with the angle, that worries me a bit!

Would you keep the design as it is, or should I add some stress relive to those shoulder joints?

I was thinking of building something kind of like a big ball-bearing, maybe using soft air bullets...
The diameter would be the same as the shoulder hinge, and could help stabilizing this particularly heavy loaded joint?

Or maybe even buying a crossed roller bearing could be an option, since it can handle the load in axial and radial direction?
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So finally I got all the electronics needed attached to the head servo!
For now there are, two Neopixel, and a Rasperry Pi Zero plus camera.
The Rasperry Pi Zero also has the AIY Vision Bonnet, for offline object classification and emotion recognition...
Very cool work!
Hope to see ZOE moving about soon.
reinforments is always a good thing.your desing is stunning.
Hey Mickey,
That's a really nice looking design. Artistic and functional. Great job so far.
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Thanks guys... I was getting a bit bonkers and added 58mm bearings to stabilize my shoulder servos!!
I will make some movement tests soon, lets see if I can feel a difference!!
I might use some smaller bearings for the elbow joints though!!:)