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prometheus
04-02-2016, 10:58 AM
How many of you guys got a robot at home? what does it do? does it do it well?

and if you want more robots in your home or for the family ..what would that be?


I myself have nada, I once had thoughts about a cleaning robot, but I suspect right now I have to many boxes on the floor preventing it from doing itīs work.
A robot that does the ironing? cleaning toilet...well, apart from that it would be needed a very advanced robot ..which I beleive we still arenīt close to acheive, and probably non is out on the market..
these kind of robots would kind of be quite costly..to a point itīs not worth it, better just move your arms around a little at home and do it yourself.

I could actaully think of a robo cat for my dad at the elderly care, he loved his real cat which he never sees anymore, so some substitute perhaps..but I am uncertain if that would be like insulting him , or tricking him in a way
he might not like, and then it would probably be expensive.

A real Lino robo spider catching bugs at home might be a nice one too:)

Michael

erikals
04-02-2016, 11:16 AM
personally, i don't need / want a robot.

i do however use autohotkey for automating things, the way i want. it's pretty much limitless.

as for later on though, i'd like to have a robot that could help my parents as they get older.

it'd also be great to help people with disabilities, basically for lifting / moving.

if i had to chose a solution right now, i'd definitely go with an exoskelegon.

as for other things they have been pretty much invented.
- smartphones
- smartphones (i'll say it twice as it's a Fantastic device)
- exoskelegons
- and soon, Google Car
- and maybe soon, Google Flight

it seems limited to me what i can use a robot for at home.
as for industrial design however...


further reading, see Youtube comments >
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZGzMfg381Y

prometheus
04-02-2016, 11:55 AM
personally, i don't need / want a robot.

i do however use autohotkey for automating things, the way i want. it's pretty much limitless.

as for later on though, i'd like to have a robot that could help my parents as they get older.

it'd also be great to help people with disabilities, basically for lifting / moving.

if i had to chose a solution right now, i'd definitely go with an exoskelegon.

as for other things they have been pretty much invented.
- smartphones
- smartphones (i'll say it twice as it's a Fantastic device)
- exoskelegons
- and soon, Google Car
- and maybe soon, Google Flight

it seems limited to me what i can use a robot for at home.
as for industrial design however...


further reading, see Youtube comments >
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZGzMfg381Y


Pretty much similar to my perspective on it as well.
I hope their will be robots taking over more and more of dangerous mining work labout, though where it is needed in many poor countries, it is by far cheaper to use humans..and in more richer countries, they still havenīt gotten there..so guess that is still out of the picture for decades.

firedepartment and rescue operations worldwide..that would be nice if the technology could be employed, but it still needs to reach a better level of sensory perception and AI decision to handle that I think.

Cool animation clip in the link by the way.

By the way, as joke...seriously a joke:D I mentioned in the other thread regarding boston dynamics, and about robots..that I wouldnīt mind a scarlett johansson robot, then just today on a news article I found this..

Ricky ma build robot looking ike scarlett johansson..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL_tZxRqIys&ebc=ANyPxKq4ajAYQrE3AK9mWAT-JVwDk1AEQ0TSeYefNgC0LQWCV9HG2eX8mRG5YUjvkpUObCe9Ya c15dsIx4Vkvz9g6ZERjsVm8g


I Wouldnīt be surprised if he actually get phonecalls from other desperate folks in japan, and maybe one crazy swede:D couldnīt afford it though..but it sure would be nice to have a nice conversation with her:D
I bet he will get back what he invested 400 000 quite fast, even though it to mee looks more like a crappy doll with some mechanics.


I could however really use a breakfast machine, not necessary a robot..just an automatic machine(may be the same anyway)
I am a bit slow in the morning..and would like to have coffe,toast, egg, musli and fresh juice being all set up to jump in and eat directly at the table..or having a robot entering in sleeping room waking me up and serving it on a brick..then I could probably feel good enough to do the other choirs myself...hmm? wife?

Laundry is one thing I find a bit tedious, currently I can not afford the energy cost of a washing machine at home, so I have to book time for free laundry at a small facility near the house, just find it annoying running up and down to put it in the machine, then wait 65 min, go down again to dry it..wait 45 min, go down and pick it all up, if I had a machine at home it wouldnīt be so much of a fuzz...and I can wash whenever I need and feel to without beeing tied up to certain washing times, a robot to do those choirs would be meaningless, if I could afford a robot like asimov programmed to take the wash to the laundra facility, I would of course be better of having a washing machine in the house, so robot use fail there.

Kaptive
04-02-2016, 12:06 PM
Unless I'm really out of touch, the only real home robot/thing is the roomba (automatic vacume cleaner). http://www.irobot.co.uk/home-robots/vacuum-cleaning

What else is there? I remember this guy... but it was just a remote control thing from the 80s...
133217

and this guy...

133218

But have there been any real advances? An R2D2 home robot that isn't really very useful, more just a toy... but quite clever...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxAf0KGDU_0

I also just found "Pepper", a Japanese "emotional" robot. It doesn't really DO anything practical, but it is designed to make people happy.

http://www.softbank.jp/en/robot/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJwNoaCN0TY

So do you mean any/all of these? Or is there something more complicated out there?

erikals
04-02-2016, 01:29 PM
Laundry is one thing I find a bit tedious, currently I can not afford the energy cost of a washing machine at home
if you can, wash by hand   http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif
that's what i'm doing today actually, as it preserves the clothes (not to save $ on this end)

maybe, buy a machine and use it as a spin-drier only. often do that over here   http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif

you get excersise too,... no kiddin'   http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/047.gif


yeah, could use a breakfast machine myself.
the fun part > i could make it, i know how...
...i just have a gazillion other things to do (agh!)


if you want to learn about and use simple robotics, get into radio controlled cars, pull them apart.
then learn the basics of autohotkey or such. then get it to controll the robotics.

you could also learn quite alot by googling homemade CNC machines on Youtube.
those are usually coded in C#


I bet he will get back what he invested 400 000 quite fast, even though it to mee looks more like a crappy doll with some mechanics.
...but that's just what it is... http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif

erikals
04-02-2016, 01:37 PM
What else is there?

there is Honda ASIMO

but not for sale quite yet.

prometheus
04-02-2016, 02:04 PM
if you can, wash by hand   http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif
that's what i'm doing today actually, as it preserves the clothes (not to save $ on this end)

maybe, buy a machine and use it as a spin-drier only. often do that over here   http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif

you get excersise too,... no kiddin'   http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/047.gif


yeah, could use a breakfast machine myself.
the fun part > i could make it, i know how...
...i just have a gazillion other things to do (agh!)


if you want to learn about and use simple robotics, get into radio controlled cars, pull them apart.
then learn the basics of autohotkey or such. then get it to controll the robotics.

you could also learn quite alot by googling homemade CNC machines on Youtube.
those are usually coded in C#
I bet he will get back what he invested 400 000 quite fast, even though it to mee looks more like a crappy doll with some mechanics...


...but that's just what it is... http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif

Hand washing..yes, I have done that..occasionally when I have spilled something and needed to clean it immediatly..very tiresome for the arms though, and just only a few clothes would fit in the cleaning bucket, I have too little room and not good enough equipment for it, if I had a larger toilet/bathroom, it could have been possible to construct a mechanical device, so you could sit and cycle on it..leg muscles would deal with this much better, but as it is now..out of question really.
A good point about keeping clothes intact though, then again..I rarely get my clothes that dirty..and I can get by without buying knew clothes for several months..maybe even 6 months ..at least for underwear.

It is mainly shower towels and bed clothing I feel an urge to wash frequently, and those goes in to 90 degree celsius to insure getting rid of miteīs, nothing beats having fresh washed bed clothing and having a nice shower supper on a friday night and sleep nicely in that with a long sleeping morning, to make it perfect a breakfast machine.
If you know how to do the breakfast maching, but not time to do it..sell the idea perhaps :) not sure if there is anything like it at the household market at reasonable pricing?

crappy doll with some mechanics being a robot..well, there are differences between robots and robots, the rough principle may be exactly what it is, but not all is crappy..so then again not, I would rather have an asimo robot..even though it isnīt looking like scarlet johansson, then that so called robot looking like scarlet, itīs also a matter of function and how well it does it moves and environment and sensory perception, I think with a printer I could probably print my favourite actress ..hook it up to some engine and some mechanics, then having it sit in front of me at the breakfast table, spreading the butter on my sandwiches....and also having it saying, good morning michael, youré great :) Perhaps Alica Wikander ..she seems to know the role well in ex machina, Havent seen that one yet though..

Thanks for the advice on getting on board with RC and similar, maybe some mindstorm alike stuff..if there is a bit more advanced stuff that is, I will have to look at that if I had the time and bit more money, I would really pick this up as a hobby..but canīt afford a 3d printer right now..wich I had plans for creating my own design etc, I think I will jump onboard with a nonprofit organization soon, (makerspace) to get acess to 3d printers, electronics etc and workshops without investing in it all for myself, and I would also get contacts and advice through that community for a yearly fee, will start with that before buying my own printer I think.

To bad I myself didnīt continue following the line of robotic components in the early 80īs when I went to an apprentice shool at asea ABB, at that time they were in the lead of making industrial robots..and we did have some small courses with passive components, hydralics, pneumatics..binary coding etc, I have forgotten most of that..and my work took another direction at that time.
Also a bit sad I can not convince my brother to work on this kind of stuff, he worked many years ago with ericsson..as a software debugger, he was quite gifted with drawing circuit boards with a lot of components and making small computer controlled devices..unfortunatly he was retired from work and is now on disability pension for a lot of reasons I wonīt go in to here...it would have been great if I could wake that interest up within him, and perhaps co work a bit with him..at least with a hobby start perspective, he has a bit of interest in drones as of today anyway, and he has some plans on making efficient motors and controller cards etc..so maybe.



Michael

roboman
04-02-2016, 02:08 PM
I've got some toys. Got a couple battle bots, they search for each other and then fight until one gets knocked over. Have a couple 'bug' robots that do about the same thing. Then there is the dinosaur. he has a remote that gets him to do some pre programmed things and he reacts to being touched, so gets to play with the cats. Not so much any more, they just knock him over and leave now. I have 2 robot arms. I keep thinking I'll use them for some project at some point. There are the 5 cnc machines. kind of in the gray area, as far as being called a robot. The monkey that does the macraina probably doesn't count, nor the cat with the numchucks, that swings them and moves around a bit.

Home made cnc. Ya, today they tend to have a controller that was programmed in some flavor of C. Arduino with a cnc shield is under $50 and seems to be the hot controller right now. Lots of cnc and robots being built with those right now. If you step back to a pc with a printer port, you can find control programs written in just about any language. today if you want to play with home built robots or cnc, Arduino seems to be the best option, the basic stamp and pic have been kinda left behind now, as well as direct contrl by a pc. The Arduino has a usb and most often 'talks' with a computer / smart phone to give it the more complex commands. Even the industrial machines have mostly gone that way, except they tend to use a plc or more solidly built controller then a arduino.

prometheus
04-02-2016, 02:21 PM
Thanks roboman:)

Noticed an expensive "toy!" robot the NAO robot by aldebaran robotics, only around 6146 usd with vat..aproximated, previously I think it wasnīt available for purchase by anyone..but now is.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNbj2G3GmAo


I reckon not until the price goes down to 614 usd, then it might start to enter many ordinary folks homes.
I reckon it will serve as entertainment, service, information, and company robot..maybe it can connect media devices and computers .read the news, mail and weather for you etc.

Michael

erikals
04-02-2016, 05:03 PM
guess we could also look at this this way,

if you had a person at your 'command' what would you have him do?

my answer... easy >make money!

( ain't got tons of that over here... )


so maybe start there, start by building something that someone needs
automate stuff, mass produce, market, then sell it!

easy-peacy...! http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif (sorta)


i'll have to delay the kitchen-machine though, have some other projects goin' on.
projects that will hopefully give me some extra income.



also a bit sad I can not convince my brother to work on this kind of stuff
try harder! http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif
robotics is fun! http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/smilies/arteest.gif

prometheus
04-02-2016, 06:33 PM
guess we could also look at this this way,

if you had a person at your 'command' what would you have him do?

my answer... easy >make money!

( ain't got tons of that over here... )


so maybe start there, start by building something that someone needs
automate stuff, mass produce, market, then sell it!

easy-peacy...! http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif (sorta)



i'll have to delay the kitchen-machine though, have some other projects goin' on.
projects that will hopefully give me some extra income.



try harder! http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif
robotics is fun! http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/smilies/arteest.gif

inventing the toiletpaper again, or a future seashell to use ala demolition man? everybody does it, even royalty :)
start small and do some home furniture?.oh no, ingvar kamprad beat me to it with all IKEA stuff, pretty amazing how he started small in his home.

Not that easy, takes devotion, passion and further down the line a business mind I reckon, a lot of people must have had great ideas, but havenīt been able to get feedback on how it may work, or have been disencouraged by other people saying it will not work or do well, or they simply had no business mind..even though the concept or product may have been good.

There was this young lady in sweden, Ida Backlund(rapunzel of sweden), I think she was around 21years old, she wanted to to something for her self and start a business, she started to sell hair extensions, but she needed more capital, the the bank woulnīt give her any loan..they said her business idea wouldnīt work, she managed to get help from her family and boyfriend with some starting capital,then they managed to get it going with a lot of working hours, after 7 years she now got 50 employees, ,exports to over 60 countries and has a turn over of 100 millions SEK, can you imagine that..I reckon more people are willing to buy a piece of hair, than a software called lightwave :)
I must add...this young lady just didnīt came out of nowhere, she attended a trading program high school, it was there she knew she wanted to become an entreprenour.


Good luck with your projects, get someone you trust to bounce feedback your ideas, do a good market research..you need to offer something that isnīt there, or much cheaper or better product if itīs already there, and you need quantaties request most likely, or sell a very expensive product that certain clients cant get elsewhere or is highly requested.
Itīs fun to watch those tv shows where entreprenours, engineers is looking for start capital in the dragons nest or shark tank etc, we got a swedish version..also called dragons nest, but in swedish.

Oedo 808
04-02-2016, 08:36 PM
http://forums.newtek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=133240&d=1459650791

Well, it was already in my attachments. :D

JonW
04-02-2016, 08:56 PM
I can not afford the energy cost of a washing machine
A couple of years ago I tested everything with a power meter to see where we were wasting electricity. We have dropped our usage from roughly 7000 KWh PA to about 4500. I cannot remember the figure for our typical wash cycle but I was surprised how little energy a washing machine uses. You will save more in electricity simply turning everything off at the wall as a lot of things are actually still on even if you use the off switch on the appliance. http://reductionrevolution.com.au/products/steplight-plug-in-power-meter

JonW
04-02-2016, 09:05 PM
Hand washing..yes, I have done that..occasionally when I have spilled something and needed to clean it immediatly..very tiresome for the arms though, and just only a few clothes would fit in the cleaning bucket,
Most dirt falls off if just left in mild detergent if left overnight. Or for 24 hours if needed. Impatience is what is causing work.

prometheus
04-02-2016, 09:48 PM
http://forums.newtek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=133240&d=1459650791

Well, it was already in my attachments. :D

is that a drink mixer? I guess one that james bond so often needs, shaken and not stirred:D

JonW
04-02-2016, 10:06 PM
I thought is was a reciprocating carrot slicer!

bazsa73
04-03-2016, 01:17 AM
I thought it was a wanker robot. :D

erikals
04-03-2016, 02:08 AM
Ha, sure does look like it!  :]

erikals
04-03-2016, 02:30 AM
The monkey that does the macraina probably doesn't count, nor the cat with the numchucks, that swings them and moves around a bit.
LoL   http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif


Home made cnc. Ya, today they tend to have a controller that was programmed in some flavor of C. Arduino with a cnc shield is under $50 and seems to be the hot controller right now. Lots of cnc and robots being built with those right now. If you step back to a pc with a printer port, you can find control programs written in just about any language. today if you want to play with home built robots or cnc, Arduino seems to be the best option, the basic stamp and pic have been kinda left behind now, as well as direct contrl by a pc. The Arduino has a usb and most often 'talks' with a computer / smart phone to give it the more complex commands. Even the industrial machines have mostly gone that way, except they tend to use a plc or more solidly built controller then a arduino.

yes, i did lurk around some months back trying to gather info on this, pretty much what i came to as well.
i also thought of mixing it with a autohotkey.com GUI, the other option is QuickTroll. not that keen on getting into C# though,
as it takes such a long time. but for simple stuff, then C# could be cool as i'd mainly just follow tutorials, then alter the code.

most robots don't have the use for bezier curves code anyway, so it's fine like that.
keeping it to XYZ HPB and seconds and sometimes pixels, keeps the code fairly simple.

but IF you want more info on that... :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu-QK3uoMdY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4keisc1hY1o
https://vimeo.com/106757336
http://electrofriends.com/source-codes/software-programs/c/graphics/c-program-to-implement-bezier-curves-for-a-given-set-of-control-points/

there we go, something to chew on... http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif

erikals
04-03-2016, 03:48 AM
robotics is actually not that hard, it's just a bit time consuming.

on the other hand, much less time consuming than being an all-round 3D graphic artists though.
(Modeling, Texturing, Sculpting, Typography, Animation, Rigging, Dynamics, Rendering, Post, Art, Anatomy, and the 12 principles of animation)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PfoMhFJXfk

jwiede
04-03-2016, 03:26 PM
Let's see... I have a couple sumoBots (https://www.parallax.com/product/27400), an iRobot Create (1) (http://www.irobot.com/filelibrary/create/Create%20Manual_Final.pdf) (think Roomba-minus-vacuum-plus-ports), a 2nd gen LEGO Mindstorms set (http://shop.lego.com/en-US/LEGO-MINDSTORMS-NXT-2-0-8547) with a bunch of added sensors and actuators, all prior in various states of assembly and disassembly, plus a few semi-dissected Furbies and drones as robot parts fodder.

A couple years ago I added a 3D printer (started with a Printrbot Simple, eventually switched to a MakerFarm Prusa i3v-8" now heavily improved) to aid fabrication of custom robot parts, only to discover I found improving my 3D printers more interesting than building little robot pets/helpers. Realistically, there's a huge overlap in interest between robotics and working on 3D printer tech. I have no doubt I'll eventually get back to my little bots in time, I just find improving my printers offers more tangible rewards at the moment.

jwiede
04-03-2016, 03:45 PM
http://forums.newtek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=133240&d=1459650791

Well, it was already in my attachments. :D

Or were its attachments already in you? :devil:

prometheus
04-03-2016, 04:23 PM
Let's see... I have a couple sumoBots (https://www.parallax.com/product/27400), an iRobot Create (1) (http://www.irobot.com/filelibrary/create/Create%20Manual_Final.pdf) (think Roomba-minus-vacuum-plus-ports), a 2nd gen LEGO Mindstorms set (http://shop.lego.com/en-US/LEGO-MINDSTORMS-NXT-2-0-8547) with a bunch of added sensors and actuators, all prior in various states of assembly and disassembly, plus a few semi-dissected Furbies and drones as robot parts fodder.

A couple years ago I added a 3D printer (started with a Printrbot Simple, eventually switched to a MakerFarm Prusa i3v-8" now heavily improved) to aid fabrication of custom robot parts, only to discover I found improving my 3D printers more interesting than building little robot pets/helpers. Realistically, there's a huge overlap in interest between robotics and working on 3D printer tech. I have no doubt I'll eventually get back to my little bots in time, I just find improving my printers offers more tangible rewards at the moment.

Cool to know..a couple of questions if you wouldnīt mind to answer.

the robots, is it just for fun and hobby..or do you get it to do really useful things for you?

the printers..same goes there, just fun and hobby or have you actually made any income on it?

Greenlaw
04-05-2016, 10:18 AM
We got a Roomba years ago as a gift but never used it. Mostly because we had so much stuff around the house we thought it might get stuck too often to be bothered with. Now that I'm thinking about it, our house isn't as cluttered these day so maybe I should try it out. I think the cats might freak out but, then again, I've see a lot of cats on youtube who love riding on these things.

Not sure what else we have that qualifies as a 'robot'.

My 9-year old daughter has a pretty cool robot called Sphero, which she finds fun to program and make it do what she wants, but I'm not sure it has any other practical use around the home. I've got a really old Robo-Sapien and Spike (rare Red Target Model), which I think are mechanical marvels but they're really just toys.

My daughter calls our Form 1+ a robot. I guess that kinda qualifies.

G.

jwiede
04-06-2016, 12:53 PM
Cool to know..a couple of questions if you wouldnīt mind to answer.

the robots, is it just for fun and hobby..or do you get it to do really useful things for you?

Happy to answer, just apologize in advance, as with all things where you begin because it seems interesting, and continue because it IS interesting, assessing utility/benefits can be a bit vague.

Primarily fun/hobby and self-education, but occasionally useful as well.


the printers..same goes there, just fun and hobby or have you actually made any income on it?

They haven't generated income yet, per se, but have generated a few useful professional opportunities. 3D printing is also central to prototyping a project I'm currently exploring which definitely could potentially bring income down the road. I built the printers originally for the knowledge gained on 3D printing technology (self-education value) and for making robot parts, continue to use and develop them for their general fabrication utility in day-to-day life, and for their value at a professional level w.r.t. prototyping as noted.

Greenlaw
04-06-2016, 02:36 PM
A couple years ago I added a 3D printer (started with a Printrbot Simple, eventually switched to a MakerFarm Prusa i3v-8" now heavily improved) to aid fabrication of custom robot parts, only to discover I found improving my 3D printers more interesting than building little robot pets/helpers...

...They haven't generated income yet, per se, but have generated a few useful professional opportunities. 3D printing is also central to prototyping a project I'm currently exploring which definitely could potentially bring income down the road. I built the printers originally for the knowledge gained on 3D printing technology (self-education value) and for making robot parts, continue to use and develop them for their general fabrication utility in day-to-day life, and for their value at a professional level w.r.t. prototyping as noted.

Almost the same story here. I got one of the early DIY Makerbot kits years ago. Assembling it was fun and very educational. I almost completed the project and just fell short of testing the electronics but I was a little uncertain about how to do that properly. A friend/co-worker who is more knowledgeable in electronics was going to help me out but after Rhythm went under, we both got distracted by unemployment and never got together to finish the project. Not long afterwards, I got one of the first Form 1 printers from a KickStarter campaign and I never revisited my Markerbot project. One of these days I suppose...it's just not very high on the priority list at the moment.

The Form 1+ (we upgraded) doesn't generate an income yet for me either. Several people have offered to pay me to print items for them but I had to turn them down because I have barely have time enough to print my own projects. I got the printer to prototype toy designs, which we do plan to sell down the road, but for now it's little more than an expensive hobby for learning about designing for 3D printing.

It really is a pretty cool 'robot' though. :)

Oh, I just remembered. This user uses his Form 1 to print a walking robot:

http://forum.formlabs.com/t/humanoid-robot-printed-with-form1/3296


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHyT721fgfk

Greenlaw
04-06-2016, 02:39 PM
Here's another video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPqI6acUA4U

jasonwestmas
04-06-2016, 03:25 PM
Robot that does dishes, vacumes, washes/folds clothes would be grand! I'll cook though wouldn't want a robot doing that.

shrox
04-06-2016, 11:40 PM
I like Roombas, the robot vacuums, they work great.

Kaptive
04-08-2016, 09:12 AM
I just happened upon the following video... I thought it'd be of interest. Very stable! ED209, and Huey, Duey and Louie...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyZE0psQsX0

Also very quiet. Apparently it is quite energy efficient. The design concept was about ignoring the rest of the body and just making something that can walk well.

erikals
04-08-2016, 10:47 AM
looks like a design from the movie "2001"

jasonwestmas
04-08-2016, 11:19 AM
I just happened upon the following video... I thought it'd be of interest. Very stable! ED209, and Huey, Duey and Louie...

Also very quiet. Apparently it is quite energy efficient. The design concept was about ignoring the rest of the body and just making something that can walk well.

weight distribution and balance looks excellent!

Kaptive
04-08-2016, 06:13 PM
They have effectively got rid of the knees, thighs and hips.

prometheus
04-11-2016, 12:59 PM
Just noticed an article about a chinese restaurant (Heweilai ) they bought some waiter robots for 58 000 sek (swedish crowns)
but it turned out that they were useless for simple task as serving warm water, serve soup, and take orders,
the robots also broke quite often and maintenance run out of the roof, the robots proved to be more expensive and also lesser good than human workforce.

The only thing that was good about them...they attracted customers to the restaurant.

Michael

erikals
04-11-2016, 01:50 PM
"so Mr. Roboto... Please serve me a cup of Hot Boiling Tea will you?"

"Aaaaahhhhh!!"

prometheus
04-11-2016, 02:46 PM
"so Mr. Roboto... Please serve me a cup of Hot Boiling Tea will you?"

"Aaaaahhhhh!!"

Reminds me of me being around 13-14 years old, in the morning and my mother served us hot boiling coffe, however..she was probably tired and exhausted from serving us all..(she did too much of that..bless her) and she poured the coffe on my legs, I was only having shorts or a pyjama..hard to recall, but I screamed like a boiled pig, she did say...oh..litte man ..I am so sorry, I was purky a bit after that..but now I just feel sad if she herself felt shame at that time, I mean..we were too spoiled and didnīt poured the coffe ourself sometimes..but rather having her doing it..so sheīs definitly excused, we should do the serving of ourself instead of our tired mother.

If a robot would react on the accident, the respons might have been " ahh..glad you liked it":D

jwiede
04-11-2016, 09:19 PM
If a robot would react on the accident, the respons might have been " ahh..glad you liked it":D

If a robot poured scalding hot liquid on you, there's a more serious problem than misrecognizing human utterances.

erikals
04-12-2016, 01:29 AM
If a robot would react on the accident, the respons might have been " ahh..glad you liked it" :D

hehe, oh-well...! http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif


Reminds me of me being around 13-14 years old, in the morning and my mother served us hot boiling coffe, however..she was probably tired and exhausted from serving us all..(she did too much of that..bless her) and she poured the coffe on my legs, I was only having shorts or a pyjama..hard to recall, but I screamed like a boiled pig, she did say...oh..litte man ..I am so sorry, I was purky a bit after that..but now I just feel sad if she herself felt shame at that time, I mean..we were too spoiled and didnīt poured the coffe ourself sometimes..but rather having her doing it..so sheīs definitly excused, we should do the serving of ourself instead of our tired mother.


yeah, it's sad how we as kids take this for granted. later in life we see things in a different way. http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif

prometheus
04-12-2016, 11:54 AM
Barton the robocat, lightwave animation by Jay Marks.
...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CSIwYwOZRM&nohtml5=False


would be pretty cool if One could use the same bones and ik/fk animation to drive a true robot as well, animatronics.