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This is my first little friend. Her head has a camera installed, two eye servos, two neck servos, two continuous servos for movement and two shoulder servos. In the future two arms with grippers will be added to the shoulders. I will also be adding the ultrasonic sensor for future needs. She isn't pretty now but give her a little time.
I have most functions working, like voice controlled movement, face and color tracking for the head, with the eye movement coupled to the horizontal neck movement. I also have voice recognition running some of Wall-e's mp3 files.
My two questions are:
1) Any suggestions as to what script examples I may look at to allow some self actuated function like chasing a ball or tracking to a face and saying hello? There are a lot to go thru but maybe someone can narrow my direction. Some day I want her to answer the front door.. LOL
2) Will I be able to run the robot only using a tablet?

Thanks to all

Ron
Andy Roid
Commented March 2015
Thanks for her name... She will get a torso and maybe my wife will put a proper dress on her.. LOL.. It will be interesting when her "grippers" stick out her sleeves.
I am going for the tablet once she is scripted.. Any advice on scripting?
Speakers are going to be included.
Thanks,

Ron
Richard R
Commented March 2015
@Ron.... Stay in client mode... The tablet should connect same as you other PC does...
Andy Roid
Commented March 2015
Thanks Rich,

Nice to hear I can leave it.

Cool about the article In Maker.. Happy for you.

Ron
Richard R
Commented March 2015
We'll get you up an running so no worries @Ron....Get your bot more or less assembled and we can get him chasing a ball in no time....
Andy Roid
Commented March 2015
Rich,

A little off topic,

Were you looking for a simple 3D program? I was at an Electronics store and the guy had a 3D printer. He made a couple of parts for me which came out pretty good. He showed me a program that I think you may want to look at. It is free off the internet. It is called TINKERCAD. Type it in and check out the videos.
The price is right and it may be a way to go.. The store guy loves it and can make some cool stuff using it.

Ron
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Published Monday, March 16, 2015