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Offline GalaLisaTopic starter

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Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« on: August 24, 2008, 06:37:09 PM »
I am building a robot called Gala LISA.  The robot is intended to be a general use robot for my personal use and (maybe) to sell eventually.  I have assembled a simple parts list for you guys to take a look at.
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 08:05:29 PM »
Interesting robot

have you seen mine?
http://www.societyofrobots.com/member_tutorials/node/140


What is your experience in robotics and electronics and what exactly do you want this robot to do?
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008, 07:03:09 AM »
I want the robot to be a companion robot that can do tasks that it is programmed to.  The robot will also use an entity recognition system I am helping to develop.
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008, 07:41:23 AM »
I want the robot to be a companion robot that can do tasks that it is programmed to.  The robot will also use an entity recognition system I am helping to develop.

Well what you want to do is establish all the functions you want the robot to do and post up a list
Then figure out how to do each function

Can you please tell me your experience level in robotics , that will make my replies more understandable to you.
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 07:56:08 AM »
-Vacuum (obviously)
-Mop the floor
-chat
-Get drinks
-and more
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008, 07:59:53 AM »
-and more

define "and more"

Also, these are pretty daunting tasks. Do you actually know how to do all of this?
Have you any experience or electronics and programming background?
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2008, 08:27:07 AM »
The chat function is already created.
All the other tasks rely on the entity recognition system
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2008, 08:30:31 AM »
If you want it to vacuum and mop, you may consider making the body out of a vacuum and modifying it to mop too.

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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2008, 08:35:19 AM »
The chat function is already created.

Can you please post code or something . because I am really interested in this on my butler robot .
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2008, 08:48:53 AM »
The Entity Recognition system is being written in VB.net and will be translated to Java someday.
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2008, 09:09:18 AM »
I will post the code once it is finished.
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2008, 09:30:26 AM »
So here is the parts list.  Does this project seem feasible?

BASIC PARTS LIST

Motor Mount & Wheel Kit with Position Controller   $279.99   1   $279.99
HB-25 Motor Controller   $49.99   2   $99.98
Powersonic PS-1270 F1 SLA 12V Battery   $25.95   2   $51.90
Red: 18GA - 33 FT   $5.99   1   $5.99
Black: 18GA - 33 FT   $5.99   1   $5.99
Board of Education (USB) - Full Kit   $99.99   1   $99.99
Laptop of your choice   Free+   


Total   $549.63
Total w/out Board of Education (USB) - Full Kit   $449.64

 
     
“Gala” stands for GenerAL Applications.  LISA stands for Learning, Intelligence, Speech, Autonomous.  Those are my goals for this project. My projected cost is on sheet one.

The project will start out with just the basics. The first version will use very simple software to get around. Sensors such as the PING))) module will be added later on. Voice control is also an option for the robot.

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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2008, 09:57:24 AM »
why are you using the Board of Education?
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2008, 10:01:47 AM »
Because I have it already, and there is a huge group of people who use it.
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2008, 10:17:28 AM »
Because I have it already, and there is a huge group of people who use it.

 anyway you can use a better USB to I/O interface that is controlled entirely from PC ( such as phidgets)
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2008, 10:20:58 AM »
1. I am not changing.

2. I have been wondering if it would be possible to use software developed for chatbots to control the robot.  However, instead of just vocal replies, some commands would cause the robot to do something.
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2008, 10:35:54 AM »
if your not going to change, then why are you asking questions?

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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2008, 10:50:13 AM »
I am just not going to change the BASIC Stamp.  I am open for suggestions on everything else.
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2008, 10:50:57 AM »
gotcha.

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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2008, 11:16:39 AM »
I've been looking at chatbots as well

How far have you gotten with that?
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2008, 11:21:19 AM »
Not very far...

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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2008, 11:31:53 AM »
Not very far...

lol very clear answer

My idea was to parse html for one of the online chatbots and create chat functions that way. Have you found a downloadable chat bot thats good?
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2008, 02:38:35 PM »
So here is the parts list.  Does this project seem feasible?

Total   $549.63
Total w/out Board of Education (USB) - Full Kit   $449.64


If you're anything like me, don't forget to throw in a few thousand dollars for new tools  ;D

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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2008, 06:46:51 PM »

If you're anything like me, don't forget to throw in a few thousand dollars for new tools  ;D

Yeah.  that might be a smart idea
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Re: Need Help with Gala Lisa, my robotics project
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2008, 07:05:54 PM »
I think I should just buy the motor controllers  and motor kit and start working on developing some basic control software
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