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My Butler Robot
« on: November 08, 2007, 07:17:29 PM »
Finally, I have gotten around to posting a video of my butler robot.


[youtube=425,350]hsy11NAPgHc[/youtube]



More videos to come!

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Feedback is appreciated

EDIT: Most updated version
http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Butler-Robot

OFFICIAL SITE OF BUTLER ROBOT:  narobo.com
« Last Edit: October 20, 2008, 01:05:09 PM by airman00 »
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007, 07:37:36 PM »
nice work man! keep it up . can't wiat to see more

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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007, 12:42:53 PM »
hehe, nice touch with the sound effects.

Some constructive comment:
- invest in some PWM-able motor driver circuits, that way you can make your motors start gently, instead of shocking your robot around.
- Make a construction to hold your laptop, and all that stuff on top of it
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007, 12:47:48 PM »
I was thinking of adding pwm later...


also, in the newer version of chives I am thinking of mounting the screen vertically on his body, or perhaps getting rid of the screen altogether.


Keep the feedback comin!  ;D
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2007, 01:12:20 PM »
I think it's awsome! You make me feel guilty that I have put aside the programming on my robot. I don't have the time and patience learning to program it (PC side...). I had another ideea of a robot and I'm trying to learn how to make it and program it. I am building a CNC to be able to cut the parts needed. It's all a slowww process...

You definitely need to add PWM to your robot. Try to get a bluetooth handset to send voice commands to Chives from anywhere in your house. Make voice commands like: Turn Left 10 Degrees, Move Forward Untill Stop, Move Forward 10 inches (or centimeters...), Stop!, Don't Crush the Flowers! Get Your Ass (Battery... or whatever the ass may be...) Over Here! and so on... At least this is how I test my robot. The only problem I have is that on Win98 voice recognition is weak. Gotta switch to Linux...
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2007, 02:13:12 PM »
Vista Speech Recognition is what I used

I want to add more commands but I am so lazy  ::)


eventually ill write code for a ton of commands.


the bluetooth handset is cool idea, Ive used a cell phone to control him. I connected the handset speaker wire to the microphone input on the laptop.

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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2007, 08:12:40 PM »
lol! Im amused :)

All robots have humble beginnings, including running over its creator . . . or using a vice clamp to hold your laptop on it . . .

I see lots of promise in this bot so don't forget humble us when you have the option of posting your code when you fix it up ;)
I use XP though so that could be a problem . . .

In general I really liked it. You and Ro-Bot-X should try and find a way to team up and share code and design and ideas . . .

As a comment about the jerky motors, you need PID control on it. For small low mass robots simple D control is fine, but your robot is heavy and tall so you can't avoid it. Basically something to give it a smooth acceleration to move and to stop.

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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2008, 03:43:13 PM »
Hi der,

I'm totally new in this arena......but enjoying....pretty soon i'll make my 1st bot though

urs is amazing......especially I liked da interface......did u make it on ur own? I was just wondering how the Vista Speech Recognition software links to your robot controller.....

anyway keep working gr8 !!!  ;D

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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2008, 04:07:41 PM »
Hi der,

I'm totally new in this arena......but enjoying....pretty soon i'll make my 1st bot though

urs is amazing......especially I liked da interface......did u make it on ur own? I was just wondering how the Vista Speech Recognition software links to your robot controller.....

anyway keep working gr8 !!!  ;D


Thanks, im in the middle of writing a tutorial on interfacing it. Also, I added some new features to chives, such as "what time is it", check weather , check traffic. Its really cool, I talk , he replies

Im on vacation now so ill see what i do
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2008, 06:46:26 PM »
Awesome job! I'm really impressed how you talk with him :)

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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2008, 07:07:27 PM »
you should get a portable phone and have hands free calling
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2008, 07:18:16 PM »
you should get a portable phone and have hands free calling

I did do that through Yahoo Video Messenger

just used the sound output from there and connected it to the microphone jack

I can probably use the headphone jack of a cell phone as well, maybe Ill do that this week
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2008, 04:25:30 PM »
It looks as though chives trashed the room he was in, does he get sad when hes not on a killing spree?
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2008, 04:29:49 PM »
It looks as though chives trashed the room he was in, does he get sad when hes not on a killing spree?
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2008, 12:30:05 AM »
killer dude, killer.
i loved the "star wars theme" thing. maybe you can make him wield a light saber  ;D
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2008, 04:42:33 PM »
have him control your home by hooking up one of these:

http://www.wgldesigns.com/w800.html

That would be interesting

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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2008, 04:45:23 PM »
actually you would need the transceiver to control your home, but with the w800rf and some x10 ds10a door/window sensors or x10 powerflash modules hooked up to sensors around the house then he could monitor the house.

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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2008, 05:43:18 PM »
I redid this robot

just want to update this post so that others who search this post will be notified of my new butler robot

http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Butler-Robot/


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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2008, 05:54:56 PM »
Very impressive airman00. I love his ruthless bottle opening technique!

I would be interested to see an uncut video of the robot though to show its reliability.
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2008, 06:03:20 PM »
yep maybe i'll post a bloopers thing


did you like the clint eastwood impression at the end?   ;D
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2008, 06:52:56 PM »
Was his voice choppy in a couple places? I assume that's probably a processor speed issue?

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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2008, 07:29:32 PM »
Was his voice choppy in a couple places? I assume that's probably a processor speed issue?

yep you got me. Vista isn't the best for this type of program. I'm making the switch to Linux gradually, once I master Voice recognition on it.
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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2008, 08:53:08 PM »
Ah Vista... What a bad release. Good choice on the move to Linux, that'll help out a lot!

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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2008, 02:25:29 PM »
no double posting, you should know better ;)
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=4669.0


yea I know, but when you search butler robot you get this post , so I wanted to update this post

thats why I wrote this:

just want to update this post so that others who search this post will be notified of my new butler robot
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2008, 07:09:49 AM »
in the future, just link over to it :P

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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2008, 07:19:48 AM »
in the future, just link over to it :P


will do   :)
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Re: My Butler Robot
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2008, 11:41:32 AM »
this is ftw!

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« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2008, 11:50:24 AM »
this is ftw!

For the win ? I think.  I don't really speak abbreviation language fluently  ,  ;)
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« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2008, 12:00:05 PM »
this?

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=FTW!!!

but then again, google also says its Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien

 


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