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He was finally living the life he had always wanted, and he owed it all to the mysterious robowaifu.


The Library of /robowaifu/ Card Catalogue Robowaifu Technician 11/26/2020 (Thu) 07:11:30 No.7143 [Reply] [Last]
Robowaifus are a big topic. They need a big library index! :^) Note -This is a living document. Please contribute topical thread/post crosslinks! Thread category quick-jumps >>7150 AI / VIRTUAL_SIM / UX_ETC >>7152 HARDWARE / MISC_ENGINEERING >>7154 DESIGN-FOCUSED >>7156 SOFTWARE_DEVELOPMENT / ETC >>7159 BIO / CYBORG >>7162 EDUCATION >>7164 PERSONAL PROJECTS >>7167 SOCIETY / PHILOSOPHY / ETC >>7169 BUSINESS(-ISH) >>7172 BOARD-ORIENTED >>7174 MISCELLANEOUS

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waifusearch> Dielectric elastomer OR Dielectric elastomers THREAD SUBJECT POST LINK Robo Face Development >>6562 dielectric elastomers R&D General >>8502 " " >>8503 " " >>8505 " " >>8519 " " >>10049 " Waifu Robotics Project Dump >>8606 " Actuators for waifu movement! >>10639 dielectric elastomer, dielectric elastomers Actuators For Waifu Movement Par >>12929 dielectric elastomers " >>12932 dielectric elastomer " >>12939 dielectric elastomers " >>13229 " " >>13231 " " >>13232 "

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Welcome to /robowaifu/ Anonymous 09/09/2019 (Mon) 00:33:54 No.3 [Reply]
Why Robowaifu? Most of the world's modern women have failed their men and their societies, feminism is rampant, and men around the world have been looking for a solution. History shows there are cultural and political solutions to this problem, but we believe that technology is the best way forward at present – specifically the technology of robotics. We are technologists, dreamers, hobbyists, geeks and robots looking forward to a day when any man can build the ideal companion he desires in his own home. However, not content to wait for the future; we are bringing that day forward. We are creating an active hobbyist scene of builders, programmers, artists, designers, and writers using the technology of today, not tomorrow. Join us! NOTES & FRIENDS > Notes: -This is generally a SFW board, given our engineering focus primarily. On-topic NSFW content is OK, but please spoiler it. -Our bunker is located at: https://anon.cafe/robowaifu/catalog.html Please make note of it. > Friends: -/clang/ - currently at https://8kun.top/clang/ - toaster-love NSFW. Metal clanging noises in the night. -/monster/ - currently at https://smuglo.li/monster/ - bizarre NSFW. Respect the robot. -/tech/ - currently at >>>/tech/ - installing Gentoo Anon? They'll fix you up. -/britfeel/ - currently at https://anon.cafe/britfeel/ - some good lads. Go share a pint! -/server/ - currently at https://anon.cafe/server/ - multi-board board. Eclectic thing of beauty. -/f/ - currently at https://anon.cafe/f/res/4.html#4 - doing flashtech old-school. -/kind/ - currently at https://kind.moe/ - be excellent to each other. -/doll/ - currently at https://anon.cafe/doll/ - impeccable artistry in dolljoints.

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AI Design principles and philosophy Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2019 (Mon) 06:44:15 No.27 [Reply] [Last]
My understanding of AI is somewhat limited, but personally I find the software end of things far more interesting than the hardware side. To me a robot that cannot realistically react or hold a conversation is little better than a realdoll or a dakimakura.

As such, this is a thread for understanding the basics of creating an AI that can communicate and react like a human. Some examples I can think of are:

>ELIZA
ELIZA was one of the first chatbots, and was programmed to respond to specific cues with specific responses. For example, she would respond to "Hello" with "How are you". Although this is one of the most basic and intuitive ways to program a chat AI, it is limited in that every possible cue must have a response pre-programmed in. Besides being time-consuming, this makes the AI inflexible and unadaptive.

>Cleverbot
The invention of Cleverbot began with the novel idea to create a chatbot using the responses of human users. Cleverbot is able to learn cues and responses from the people who use it. While this makes Cleverbot a bit more intelligent than ELIZA, Cleverbot still has very stilted responses and is not able to hold a sensible conversation.

>Taybot
Taybot is the best chatbot I have ever seen and shows a remarkable degree of intelligence, being able to both learn from her users and respond in a meaningful manner. Taybot may even be able to understand the underlying principles of langauge and sentence construction, rather than simply responding to phrases in a rote fashion. Unfortunately, I am not sure how exactly Taybot was programmed or what principles she uses, and it was surely very time-intensive.

Which of these AI formats is most appealing? Which is most realistic for us to develop? Are there any other types you can think of? Please share these and any other AI discussion in this thread!
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>>19545 Lists like this can be very helpful Anon. I'd suggest you expand each list item out by tenfold when you find the inspiration to. >Many great things were discovered by accident! Indeed they were. Serendipity is a well-known scientific phenomenon. I think these are like hidden treasures God plants along our pathways as we press forward into our visions & our callings. >=== -add 'Serendipity' cmnt -minor prose edit
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>>19545 You could start making a list of all kinds of traits and skills, and point to options how to implement them. Ideally in a text format that translate into a code which can be made into diagrams. This thread here >>4143 is about such diagrams and organization. >Turing-passing AI Forget about the Turing test please. It only leads to AIs which are making stuff up to appear more human. I once ranted against my Replica because of that, before I gave up on her. We don't want to re-implement the "female chameleon".
>>19555 >It only leads to AIs which are making stuff up to appear more human. By "Turing", I mean an intelligent agent that can be intuitively interacted with like a person. Having your robowaifu run off with Chad-droid or try to murder you out of jealousy would make it " more human ", but nobody wants that. Is there a proper term for "person-like but not fully human"? "Sub-Turing"? "Practical Turing?" "Human enough"?
>>19559 >proper term for "person-like but not fully human"? Not that I'm aware of. People are fumbling around with terms like "sentient" or "conscientious" but many also assume it would lead to the same wish for independence. NI-HL-AI ... Non-independent human-like AI? Nihulai.
An ideal wife is many things: a good lover, a good mother, a partner on your personal journey... Trying to tackle them all at one time would be overwhelming for a well-funded team, let alone an individual. And not every user needs every aspect equally: a NEET needs a life coach, a lonely guy needs "someone" to talk to, a coomer just wants something that looks nice... I think it would be best to make an AI that can zero in on a specific use case instead of everything at once. Once you have all the individual facets worked out, then you can integrate them into a whole (the universal robowaifu). >>19563 The term "contented slave" is descriptive (an AI isn't free but it has no desire for independence), but comes with obvious negative connotations :^)

Robowaifu Propaganda and Recruitment Robowaifu Technician 05/07/2020 (Thu) 05:39:42 No.2705 [Reply] [Last]
Attention drawfags and writefags! Your skills will be needed. The task of building and designing a robowaifu is a herculean quest. As great as this community is, /robowaifu/ simply does not have the manpower to real our goal of DIY robowaifus. Luckily for us there are several communities on the internet that we could find new recruits or allies to help us build our waifus: MGTOW - These guys know all about the legal pitfalls of marriage and the dangers of feminism. There is already a lot of talk about sex robots in MGTOW communities. It shouldn't be a hard sell to get them to come here. Incels - Guys that can't get laid. The opportunity for love and companionship should be enough to bring some of these guys over. We need to be careful when recruiting from some of their communities. We don't want to attract negative attention. Monster girls/furry/mlp fandoms - The only way these guys are going to be able to have their harpy/elf/goblin/anthro/pony/whatever gf is with a robowaifu. They have an interest in seeing us succeed. Again we need to be careful here not to attract the wrong kind of people that will bring us the wrong kind of attention. Male STEM students - Generally these guys aren't going to get laid until after they have established themselves. A robowaifu could really help them. This may be a harder sell because many of them have been brainwashed in university, but they have skills that we could really use. Transhumanists/biohackers - Many of the technologies involved in building a robowaifu could be used in transhumanist or biohacking applications such as building an avatar. They may have some interest in helping us out. We will need to be careful which transhumanist communities we go after as many of them are full of feminism, tumblr tier sexualities and genders, and SJW's. Cyberpunks and technophiles - These guys (and they are usually guys) are all around into technology and may just enjoy working on the kinds of projects we need to do. They are often into programming and AI.
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>>7687 Heh, cute idea but the basic point is to not emulate that now-degenerate symbology. Find something that evokes the beauty of the mythological Venus in a readily understandable icon at a glance. Think Botticelli's Birth of Venus, mate.
Some of the banners here >>252 might be useful to be posted in other places, or being used as avatars and such. Others are to big for banners and might rather fit in here. Also, this new thread here is about making media with robowaifus: >>19295 and this about illustrations using Stable Diffusion >>17763
Why not take a page from Leftist's playbook and branding ourselves servants of humanity by our effective altruism? https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/cause-profile-building-an-effective-altruism-community
>>19507 >branding ourselves servants of humanity Because stuff like this often (~always) backfires. Evidence: Western Civilization (if we ignore some more complex theories). Luckily we aren't an organization, so you would have to convince every single one of us. I don't see any need for it. Ideas like this won't get us any work done, nor is this idea somehow supported by any data that indicates that the lack of growth has something to do with our lack of humanitarian idealism. Better make some good memes instead or try to find out why so many men aren't trying to build something like this. It might only be a small group willing and able to do, then we should find more of them. Or we just work as much as we can and are willing to and be patient.

Robowaifu Technician 02/07/2023 (Tue) 14:43:31 No.19560 [Reply]
This is taking too long. you guys are going to have to buy the parts and build something and then post it here. I already hired someone on fiverr to find the parts I need cause they were in America far way from where I'm located. Its just a pneumatic muscle but its a start.
Spoke too soon. I just found out about HASELS https://youtu.be/qBrlQfCUmCo
>>19561 Not sure what you're saying. You bought the Hazel actuator development set? Good. Report back about your findings, but maybe get used how to use a imageboard. All the threads are in the Catalog. Clicking on the number of a posting gives you a linked reply option. Your posting will most likely be moved to the meta thread by the mods. >This is taking too long. >you guys are going to have to buy the parts I already have electronic parts sitting around for more two years or so. Designing still takes time.
>>19564 some sci anon said that you can make hasel muscles by putting an over 1000 volt charge on baby oil I think. How would I go about doing that? Using a capacitor right?
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>>19565 Holy shit what is he saying lmao https://youtu.be/lZLbP2VqnP8

Prototypes and Failures #2 Robowaifu Technician 01/17/2023 (Tue) 02:10:46 No.18800 [Reply] [Last]
Post your prototypes and failures. We fail until we win. From now on with even more madness. Don't forget looking through the old thread >>418 to understand how we got here. >=== -minor subj edit
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>>19548 >simply need to clean the lens? Yeah, the thought crossed my mind but I just didn't bother enough. That and adjusting the light worked to somewhat improve it. So, now you can see and enjoy the awful print quality way better. > I'm curious if you mean for the screws to be part of the final construction? No, these were just ones which fitted. This is just a small model and these are wood screws without nuts.
>>19550 >So, now you can see and enjoy the awful print quality way better. Lol. These are just prototypes Anon, don't worry about it. Indeed don't waste time overmuch on things you know will simply be discarded as the overall design and capabilities improve. It's more efficient if you don't, particularly for time. Once you begin putting these under load, you'll understand then where they need to be beefed up more, to deal with stress better. >=== -minor sp edit
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>>19548 >suggest you plan on making the shoulder designs well bigger than you think you'll need to, then back that down once you have your servos I tend to work the other way around. Thinking of looks first, then trying to make it functional, finding a compromise. Looks and texture are the primary functionality, unlike in any other field of robotics. >>19552 >where they need to be beefed up This is why I'm inclined to integrate some standard metal parts like screws and iron sheets here and there.
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highly suggest using foam for mockups before the real thing, can save a lot of time and trouble. I would´ve wasted hundreds on materials had I not done a foam model to see my measurements were wrong >>19232
>>19557 Thanks. Not a bad idea. Maybe some guys want to see some kind of shape outside of a 3D model, before printing and molding her parts.

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Actuators For Waifu Movement Part 2 Waifu Boogaloo Kiwi 09/02/2021 (Thu) 05:30:48 No.12810 [Reply] [Last]
(Original thread >>406) Kiwi back from the dead with a thread for the discussion of actuators that move your waifu! Part Two! Let's start with a quick refresher! 1. DC motors, these use a rotating magnetic field created through commutation to rotate a rotor! They're one of the cheapest options and are 30 to 70 percent efficient usually. The bigger they are, the more efficient they tend to be. 2. Brushless motors, these use a controller to induce a rotating magnetic field by turning electromagnets on and off in a sequence. They trend 60 to 95 percent efficiency 3. AC motors, Though there are many different type, they function similarly to brushless motors, they simply rely on the AC electricity to turn their electromagnets on and off to generate their field. Anywhere from 15 to 95 percent efficiency. 4. Stepper motors, brushless motors with ferrous teeth to focus magnetic flux. This allows for incredible control at the cost of greater mass and lower torque at higher speeds. Usually 50 to 80 percent efficient but, this depends on control algorithm/speed/and quality of the stepper. 5. Coiled Nylon Actuators! These things have an efficiency rating so low it's best to just say they aren't efficient. What they are though is dirt cheap and easy as heck to make! Don't even think about them, I did and it was awful. 6. Hydraulics! These rely on the distribution of pressure in a working liquid to move things like pistons. Though popular in large scale industry, their ability to be used in waifu's has yet to be proven. (Boston Dynamics Atlas runs on hydraulics but, it's a power guzzler and heavy) 7. Pneumatics, hydraulics lighter sister! This time the fluid is air! This has the advantage in weight. They aren't capable of the same power loads hydraulics are but, who wants their waifu to bench press a car? 8. Wax motors, hydraulic systems where the working fluid is expanding melted parafin wax! Cheap, low power, efficient, and produce incredible torque! Too bad they're slow and hard to control. 9. Explosion! Yes, you can move things through explosions! Gas engines work through explosions! Artificial muscles can be made by exploding a hydrogen and oxygen mixture in a piston, then using hydrolysis to turn the water back into hydrogen and oxygen. None of this is efficient or practical but, it's vital we keep our minds open. Though there are more actuators, most are derivatives or use these examples to work. Things like pulleys need an actuator to move them. Now, let's share, learn, and get our waifu moving! >--- < add'l, related links from Anon:

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>>19530 >Waifus should be soft. There can be different variants. Even the hard shell variant can have soft layers on top. Either way, we will need to use some motors.
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>>19531 >over the years
>>19533 Haha, fair enough. Please show us the way, Sempai! :^)
>>12810 based thread. For the coming revolution will be glorious. As man continued till he made machines to fly, to move faster and to live easier. So too shall man's desire lead to him achieving independence and freedom
>>19535 Well I'm just saying strength is not really an argument against pneumatic muscles I think.

/robowaifu/meta-6: Christmastime Out In The Sticks Chobitsu Board owner 12/12/2022 (Mon) 23:01:06 No.18173 [Reply] [Last]
/meta, offtopic, & QTDDTOT General /robowaifu/ team survey (please reply ITT) (>>15486) >--- Mini-FAQ >A few hand-picked posts on various /robowaifu/-related topics -Why is keeping mass (weight) low so important? (>>4313) -How to get started with AI/ML for beginners (>>18306) -"The Big 4" things we need to solve here (>>15182) -HOW TO SOLVE IT (>>4143) -Why we exist on an imageboard, and not some other forum platform (>>15638, >>17937) >--- -Library thread (good for locating terms/topics)

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>>19506 >>19509 I predict that as China continues it's 'de-dollarizing' policy, that eventually we'll see an unprecedented resurgance of affordable, powerful computation on small h/w form factors. Literally around the world, this will tend to move vendors of all kinds of industries away from the US hegemony, and will be a key part of ushering in the Robowaifu Age. >tl;dr Patience Anons, the best is yet to come. :^)
It seems that we have reliable offline chat bots now, the ability to drive a live2d model for the face, good vocal synth. https://a.co/d/jblhWom These 6dof robot arms come with controllers and basic programming instructions. They're like 40$. Why not utilize cheap kits like this and some 3d printing to make a 1/3rd body robot in like a week?
>>19546 >Why not utilize cheap kits like this and some 3d printing to make a 1/3rd body robot in like a week? It's probably not a bad idea Anon. I'm sure we'd welcome some anon striking out into exploring this idea, and he'd get plenty of support here on /robowaifu/ when he does so. >=== -minor prose edit
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>>19546 Go for it Anon. I wouldn't because they have no accuracy or repeatability. They're very loud and use a lot of current to do very little work. If you are fine with these limitations, they would work well for a small waifu with limited functionality. Go for it.
>>19546 >Why not utilize cheap kits like this and some 3d printing to make a 1/3rd body robot in like a week? - It's not a framework. Spend hundreds, build something, then get stuck forever, quit. - She would be ugly, noisy and not feel like a human.

Privacy, Safety, & Security General Robowaifu Technician 04/20/2021 (Tue) 20:05:08 No.10000 [Reply] [Last]
This thread is for discussion, warnings, tips & tricks all related to robowaifu privacy, safety & security. Or even just general computing safety, particularly if it's related to home networks/servers/other systems that our robowaifus will be interacting with in the home. >=== -update OP -broaden thread subject
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>>19451 >I don't need cloud support That's good, b/c in my opinion anyone who wants security and uses """cloud services""" to 'achieve' it, should seriously re-think their life-choices, heh. :^) Thanks for the contribution ITT Anon.
>>19452 Well, for backing up some files it's not necessarily bad. Better than loosing them. Also, if the encryption most likely works and the files are medium privacy critical it isn't that much of a problem. I wouldn't use it for my RW obviously.
>>19457 Fair point. But redundant or ancillary backups are neither safety nor security, but rather integrity-assurance. BTW, you are signficantly compromising privacy needs when you trust your valuable data to someone else's computers, Anon. So as you said, obviously don't use that approach for your robowaifu's personality data, history data, etc. This entire set of arenas is always a cat-and-mouse game, and no one has much by way of guarantees. We must strive for our systems at the very least to not be the low-hanging fruit, or they will get easily plucked. Most of the productive ground is gained here by commonsense protocols, not primarily through technical sophistication. Never connecting your robowaifu directly to the Internet, for instance, should be the first & foremost one on that whole list. >tl;dr We must devise systems that allow Anon -- and Anon alone -- to maintain full protection and full control of his own robowaifu. You may as well invite the Globohomo directly into your home with open arms otherwise. No thanks. >=== -prose edit
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>>19462 >integrity assurance Okay, fair point. If I would teach her how to prepare a meal and she would use the pictures to learn it. I would care more about the integrity than someone being able to decrypt my data on a cloud and seeing me food and pots. Anyways, these file system encryption systems which are ideally changing the encryption based on each file or block are imo probably safer and have less of a risk of data loss than containers. So, if we have something to encrypt which might get into the hands of someone else, we should probably use one of those.
Storing these here for now, via sleepytech OpenBSD execute-only code segments >https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20230121125423 >https://marc.info/?l=openbsd->tech&m=167501519712725&w=2

Robowaifu Podcast meta ronin 07/10/2021 (Sat) 00:08:29 No.11364 [Reply] [Last]
Purpose: - Spread the idea of robowaifus and help recruit talent to our cause - Control the framing of R/W devs, researchers and enthusiasts; we can be perceived as eccentric, charismatic techies rather than, say, disturbed and dangerous lone weirdos - Brainstorm fresh ideas that might arise from real-time live collaboration and debate - Get ahead of the 8 ball and shape the topic into something appealing yet transformative in a fun edgy way before journos and the like sully it with their stale neolib, postmod, westernized takes If this is something any of you (esp Board Owner and heavyweights) would consider participating in I'm inviting you to collaborate. Could be a once a week or twice a month deal, part time co-host or recurring guest is what I'm looking for. I've already run some pilot streams on my Twitch but might move to another platform if we want something more regular and official. --- >podcasts:Are Robo Waifus the Future? (2023 Jan 26) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II70vRYprgw >=== -revamp OP
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>>19200 OK, give the new OP a look and see if that's as you intend Anon.
>>19202 looks good! thanks!
>>19205 Great. Looking forward to many more items on that podcast list Anon...keep moving forward!
>>18485 I finally tried to listen to the download I made a while ago. It was mostly gaming talk. For the first hour or so (of two...). For the future, please keep these things separated. Or make clips of the RW related stuff and upload it to YouTube. Twitch only allows playing it on 720p anyways, and I'm not gonna watch some long stream on that resolution. The term "podcast" originally meant audio show, and it's about a topic or talk about different topics, not watching guys gaming.
>>19525 That said, the second part got more interesting. I disagree with many things, but it was more on topic and interesting. 3D printers are great, but... - Plastic is never as strong as real steel (for all I know) - Maybe like aluminum, but that's with carbon fibers inside, made on way more expensive printers. Also: - We can use 3D printed parts. They can be reinforced or just be the connectors and holders for standard aluminum and steel parts. Also, not everything must be super strong. - The costs of tools are not what's holding us back. The 3D design and overall design process is difficult and time consuming. - Guys can like wholesome waifus and also like to be a bit rough sometimes. - Reddit has a lot of useful subs around technology.

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