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Robotics Project, Workers, Students, teachers wanted
« on: November 20, 2017, 12:34:10 PM »
I am a retired business man in Holland who will visit India this winter. I have a project to build a robot.
I am looking for someone who would like to work part time to help build a robot, and is knowledgeable in at least some specialties related to robotics.

My long term goal is to build a kind of Boston Dynamics Spot Mini  but with soft muscles and fur.
This is the sort of robot that could be used both as a toy, a sophisticated personal companion pet for anyone, and a companion for elderly.
A longer term goal, for later development, is to build a lifelike humanoid robot.

I do not expect that present technology is sufficient to do this immediately, but clearly the technology is getting close, and I want to begin now to experiment and design, taking small steps towards these goals.

I believe, however, that India is especially well suited for this sort of development, and I will visit India for a month or two this winter to talk to people like yourselves about this.
Initially I will be looking for robotics engineers, professors, or students who would be interested in part time work, both to advise me, and to begin some development.

This  might, or might not, become a business, a working startup company. I will support some limited costs, and pay wages to learn and begin designing and building these robots.
If I hire someone, it would be part time, no fixed hours, and an experimental project..

It will require some significant knowledge, or interest in artificial intelligence, the new ?soft muscle? technologies,  robot vision, walking, etc, and general experience in robotic engineering.

This is not a quick project. It may be spread out over several years as these new technologies are developed. The persons I work with do not have to be experienced in all these fields. One may specialise in only one of these areas. I would be happy to deal with more than one person, with different persons in different specialties and in different locations in India as it is a complex project.

Please advise me if you could help in any way, either directly, or by referring me to others.

If you know someone else who might be interested, or can advise me how to find persons to help me, please advise.
Thank you,
Dale Quam
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