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Offline SebediahTopic starter

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My robot taking its first (and wobbly) steps
« on: January 06, 2018, 08:52:29 AM »
Just showing off my robot Dorian who recently learned how to walk for the first time!
Lots of room for improvement but I'm quite happy with it for now. I've been designing new joints for him and also just received new servo motors that are better than his current ones, so once all of this is assembled I'll try to improve his walk a bit.

Hope you enjoy!

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Re: My robot taking its first (and wobbly) steps
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 04:06:13 AM »
he's very cute!! ;D

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Re: My robot taking its first (and wobbly) steps
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 06:30:26 AM »
Haha thank you Avadon! Cute is what I was going for ;)

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Re: My robot taking its first (and wobbly) steps
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 10:27:58 AM »
Any future plans for him?  Its good how you made him from scratch.

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Re: My robot taking its first (and wobbly) steps
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 03:30:25 AM »
Hey there! Sorry for such a late response, I've been in the middle of a move so haven't had time to keep up with all the forums. To answer your question: Yes I certainly do! Lately I've been upgrading Dorian's hardware to make him more stable and capable of proper interaction with people. I'm planning on actively developing Dorian for at least another two years, even though I will begin prototyping a new robot later this year.

My main plans for Dorian is to bring him outside to events and also just generally expose him to people in various places. Hoping I can develop him in a way that will make people engaged and curious about social robots in general  :)

If you're interested in the upgrades and the stuff coming up this summer, keep an eye on my youtube channel!

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Re: My robot taking its first (and wobbly) steps
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 08:02:05 AM »
cool.
What kind of computer are u using for his brain?

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Re: My robot taking its first (and wobbly) steps
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2018, 12:54:31 PM »
Right now he is running on an old and really slow laptop. I've been using that while coding him so currently it is also running his scripts when he is powered on. Later this spring I will be buying one of those mini PC's for him, so when I have a stable version that I want him to use, I can just transfer it over to that and have a small lightweight PC that I can just have in my backpack or something when I bring him somewhere. The microcontroller uses wifi to connect to a computer so there's no need for it to be physically inside the robot.

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Re: My robot taking its first (and wobbly) steps
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2018, 09:15:13 AM »
thanks for reply.
i bet if you had grips to him it would look way better when he walks.    :) going good!

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Re: My robot taking its first (and wobbly) steps
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2018, 02:59:37 PM »
Yeah you're absolutely right. I'm planning on adding some better material under his feet to give them better traction. Now that I have recently upgraded him with new joints and new servos, that will also help a lot with his walking in the future.

 


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