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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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Single board computers & microcontrollers Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2019 (Mon) 05:06:55 No.16 [Reply] [Last]
Robotic control and data systems can be run by very small and inexpensive computers today. Please post info on SBCs & micro-controllers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-board_computer https://archive.is/0gKHz beagleboard.org/black https://archive.is/VNnAr >=== -combine 'microcontrollers' into single word
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>>19424 > researcher on robotics, not a hobbyist. They probably don't use Arduino right? Ask them or look into some forums in regards to that topic. They might go for more basic knowledge or still doing Arduino or MicroPython if they want to focus on fast and high level development. Even more likely they're using ROS. Maybe ask some or the organizations mentioned here >>268
https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxhardware/comments/r60lcp/rk3588_is_3_times_faster_than_the_raspberry_pi_4/ >5-6 times faster in AI workload like OpenAI's Whisper >The December 17th, 2022 release of DietPi v8.12 comes with a new image for the NanoPi R6S and the Radxa ROCK 5B and a couple of improvements and bug fixes. https://dietpi.com/docs/releases/v8_12/ Video review of Orange Pi 5 (RK3588S): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHQ1GpYRHPo >warning: RK3588S is 1/4th as fast in reading an NVME compared to RK3588 (Rock 5B) >good software support for Orange Pi 5 and renders videos even a bit faster than a Rock 5B >before watching: His reviews are focused on using those SBCs as desktops, not AI and robotics. >>19419 >>19424 Please stop cluttering this board with detailed questions on careers. This robowaifu board is dedicated to building robowaifus, not general career and educational advice. There are big subs on Reddit on robotics and many other websites with such info's exist. Here are not enough people to give you such specific advice. If you don't want to "waste time" learning Arduino, just learn general electronics from the scratch. The more, the better, I guess.
>>19428 >Watch out for some of the higher density drives. They can suck the juice. With my RPI-4s, I found that I had to stick with Samsung 500G T5s and T7s as the boot drive. Other SSDs would cause the RPIs to reboot, lockup, do funny things….. Of course you could plug in a powered USB 3.0 Hub and run your large drive from there. Always an option! https://hackaday.com/2022/12/27/dietpi-releases-8-12-with-support-for-the-rockchip-rk3588-soc/
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We will need better sources and understanding to compare the more expensive SBCs. For example, the TOPS benchmark can be misleading. Also ... > "a decisive factor for many industrial applications is the long-term availability" ... High TOPS might also not be necessary, because of the limits of input data, like framerate of cameras. >Where a lot of TOPS are really needed is in “real-time critical” applications. Some SBC with a "i.MX 8M Plus"-based SBC might be well suited for robots at home, which also should have long term support. It also might have more support than more exotic NLUs (neural processing unit), because of a more widespread use, independent from the support of the company behind the SBC or NLU. >Excessive TOPS have no impact if the NPU is not supplied with enough data. >Do I Need an NPU? ... if there is a task that can be handled by “classic machine learning” (support vector machine, tree learner, …), the use of a CPU is sufficient in many cases. Picrel: High level speech seems to require 2-4 TOPS in a neural processing unit (NPU) https://towardsdatascience.com/when-tops-are-misleading-70b53e280c39 Ideal would be some channel like ExplainingComputers but for such boards.
For those still trying to use a Raspberry PI, here's a availability tracker: https://rpilocator.com/ - This is mostly as confirmation to use other alternatives, especially since we only need some server which might not even be (directly) connected to the internet. Or not at all if it controls the robowaifu or handles sensitive data. The software for the alternatives is sometimes more outdated, but this might or might not matter. >>19435 Another long article about NLUs, and how to compare them. This might not only be relevant for single board computers (SBCs) but also home servers. https://www.expedera.com/blog/2022/05/27/measuring-npu-performance/ There are various factors being relevant: >Frequency as a Variant in TOPS/W >Neural Network(s) Employed as a Variant in TOPS/W >Precision as a Variant in TOPS/W >Sparsity and Pruning as a Variant in TOPS/W >Process Node as a Variant in TOPS/W >Memory Power Consumption as a Variant in TOPS/W >Utilization as a Variant in TOPS/W

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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>>18386 Sounds cool. 'Demonstration training' is a very-obvious scenario for teaching our robowaifus how to do various things such as household chores. >Oniichan! I broke another glass! <Fufufu Waifu, we'll just clean it up. ... <There! No, here's how you hold the glass so it doesn't fall ... >It works Oniichan, thank you! <Nprb Waifu *gives headpats* Reminds me a little of Heinlein's ficticious "Thorsen Memory Tubes" in The Door into Summer.
>How Analog and Neuromorphic Chips Will Rule the Robotic Age https://spectrum.ieee.org/analog-and-neuromorphic-chips-will-rule-robotic-age
https://yewtu.be/watch?v=c3aiCrk0F0U Chat AI with persistent memory This guy nails it and explains the process
>>18956 Thanks Meta Ronin!
Why do tree-based models still outperform deep learning on typical tabular data? >Abstract: While deep learning has enabled tremendous progress on text and image datasets, its superiority on tabular data is not clear. We contribute extensive benchmarks of standard and novel deep learning methods as well as tree-based models such as XGBoost and Random Forests, across a large number of datasets and hyperparameter combinations. We define a standard set of 45 datasets from varied domains with clear characteristics of tabular data and a benchmarking methodology accounting for both fitting models and finding good hyperparameters. Results show that tree-based models remain state-of-the-art on medium-sized data (10K samples) even without accounting for their superior speed. To understand this gap, we conduct an empirical investigation into the differing inductive biases of tree-based models and neural networks. This leads to a series of challenges which should guide researchers aiming to build tabular-specific neural network: 1) be robust to uninformative features, 2) preserve the orientation of the data, and 3) be able to easily learn irregular functions. To stimulate research on tabular architectures, we contribute a standard benchmark and raw data for baselines: every point of a 20\,000 compute hours hyperparameter search for each learner. https://openreview.net/forum?id=Fp7__phQszn This could be very relevant for an AI assembled out of many parts.

/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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>>19387 >https://www.simplefoc.com/ >https://community.simplefoc.com/ Yeah, I should join there. Bought mine months ago and didn't even test it yet. Hmm.
>>19387 >Please vote <"mek me a sammich" Obviously, a high-priority feature! :^) >https://www.simplefoc.com/ Great resource Kiwi, thanks! >=== -add link cmnt
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>>18173 I just switched to Yotsuba B CSS because in the default CSS my (Firefox) browser scrolls way to easily and fast down with my intention. I mean after trying to mark some text. And this was driving my nuts. Might be a problem between browser and CSS, and I think it's recent. Just FYI in case it's a more widespread problem. It's not you.
>>19406 I'll happily adjust something if it will make everyone's experience better overall. Our CSS Anon can provide input here, I imagine. Thanks for letting us know Anon.
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Guy working on Engineered Arts, asking investors for their money: >Why invest $100M in humanoid robots – The real reason the world wants androids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FL7QqBYS44 Making a point which is obvious to us here already: Humanoid robots have only certain use cases where they could be very valuable. It's about interacting with humans. Though, he focuses on help for the elderly and people with dementia. But also claims wheeled robots like pepper wouldn't be good enough for that (which I rather question). He claims humans would want bipedal robots in many places, which might be kind of true but also dependent on many things like the price for example.

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Robowaifu Media Propaganda and Merchandizing Anon 01/29/2023 (Sun) 22:15:50 No.19295 [Reply]
That Time I Incarnated My Christian Cat Girl Maid Wife in a Short Dress Together we can create the robowaifu-verse! Let's start making media to further our cause. There's tremendous potential for us to reach a wide market and prime minds to accept their future cat grill meidos in tiny miniskirts. We have text based stories floating around but, audio and visuals are paramount to gain a general audience. I will start with a short about a young man building a small cat girl and learning to understand her love. Importantly, she will be very limited, in the same way our first models will be. To set certain expectations. Mahoro is impossible but, the slow and simple robowaifus that can exist have their own charm. Let's show the world the love that will soon exist.
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>>19381 >dolly pic Imagine when little dollys like that can walk around and talk. It will be like Sumomo-chan come to life! :^)
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>>19372 Heh, just having some fun with you. >>19381 What model are you using? Really impressed by the hands and general consistency. 4komas and narrated 4komas are an excellent start. Writing can be surprisingly time intensive, especially when you're trying to build a complex and cohesive narrative. A good deal of successful anime started with 4koma style manga, like K-On! >>19404 That was the thread where people started calling me Kiwi, which is strangely close to my name, so it was easy to accept. Was my fifth thread, I think, been awhile. Kiwi the robot is long overdue. Severely underestimated how difficult she'd be. (The difficult journey could make a good story someday.)
>>19410 >so it was easy to accept. It's a household name at this point, Anon! :^) >Was my fifth thread, I think, been awhile. Oh lol, my mistake. >Kiwi the robot is long overdue. Yes >Severely underestimated how difficult she'd be. Yes >(The difficult journey could make a good story someday.) Yes :^) She is still an absolutely great concept, Kiwi. It will be a money-maker, you'll see. Even children will be a viable market for some /kind/&/cute/ version of one of her neechans.

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We keep making new threads, which similar topics: Robowaifu Propaganda and Recruitment: >>2705
>>19416 Fair enough, but this one is really about project-based media development, which is a sub-concept under general prop.

Hand Development Robowaifu Technician 07/28/2020 (Tue) 04:43:19 No.4577 [Reply] [Last]
Since we have no thread for hands, I'm now opening one. Aside the AI, it might be the most difficult thing to archive. For now, we could at least collect and discuss some ideas about it. There's Will Cogleys channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/WillCogley - he's on his way to build a motor driven biomimetic hand. It's for humans eventually, so not much space for sensors right now, which can't be wired to humans anyways. He knows a lot about hands and we might be able to learn from it, and build something (even much smaller) for our waifus. Redesign: https://youtu.be/-zqZ-izx-7w More: https://youtu.be/3pmj-ESVuoU Finger prototype: https://youtu.be/MxbX9iKGd6w CMC joint: https://youtu.be/DqGq5mnd_n4 I think the thread about sensoric skin >>242 is closely related to this topic, because it will be difficult to build a hand which also has good sensory input. We'll have to come up with some very small GelSight-like sensors. F3 hand (pneumatic) https://youtu.be/JPTnVLJH4SY https://youtu.be/j_8Pvzj-HdQ Festo hand (pneumatic) https://youtu.be/5e0F14IRxVc Thread >>417 is about Prosthetics, especially Open Prosthetics. This can be relevant to some degree. However, the constraints are different. We might have more space in the forearms, but we want marvelous sensors in the hands and have to connect them to the body.

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>>13977 Neat, that guy is quite a talent. >>16898 This is interesting. I'm a firm believer in 'holistic-systems-by-design'. Clearly our hands in particular exhibit this kind of thing. It will be extraordinarily-gratifying to me personally once /robowaifu/'s anons can produce appealing & effective hands for our robowaifus that don't cost an arm & a leg.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGnSQbEzI9s Latest version of Clone's electro-hydraulic hand with a small form factor.
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>Building a Robot Hand from Scratch >Why is it so hard? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ9g3O3X7dk I generally like the approach with putting small motors into the hand, though my thinking was to add additional one in the arm which could hold more than one finger but are stronger. The one in the hand are for fast and weak movements, the few motors in the arm for holding and more powerful moves. Also, our versions have to be much smaller than all these man hands, of course. Btw, Proto1 - Sophie's arm and fingers thread got never linked into this thread: >>6323 - now it is. Updates from therobotstudio on YouTube (focusing on hands and arms only): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmhOAQ2yPsE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saTkGAdT8h8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bgoUk-Dcl8 It's called Dexhand: https://github.com/TheRobotStudio/Dexhand I'll probably wanted to go with his former variant (Nano Hand), if not something like the one from the first video above: https://github.com/TheRobotStudio/robot-nano-hand - but it's gone... Never mind, it's on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3648120 - I got it. BTW, I'm not endorsing the guy in a general sense. He's as nuts as many nowadays. Fitting into the culture of madness. His main project is a full humanoid, but it's supposed to look exactly like something between man and female. Brad Pitt and Scarlett Johansson in one, dependent on the angle you look at. Good reminder why this board here exists. I would use the clown emoji if it was allowed here. Look for yourself if you can take it, I mean it's still somewhat interesting and I like that he's making a great open source humanoid robot for work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S38Fnp4m6W0
>>7702 >Shadow Hand >What makes the human hand special, and why is it worth replicating in mechanical form? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm7QUiRUAJA >mainly using it for remote control with human operators TL;DW Hands are important and difficult to build

Robotics sites, organizations and projects Robowaifu Technician 09/16/2019 (Mon) 04:21:24 No.268 [Reply]
There are a lot of robotics research and projects going on out there in the world, many of them with direct application for us here. Please contribute important, quality links you find that you think would help /robowaifu/.

Robot Operating System (ROS)
www.ros.org/
>[ROS] is a flexible framework for writing robot software. It is a collection of tools, libraries, and conventions that aim to simplify the task of creating complex and robust robot behavior across a wide variety of robotic platforms.
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Here's an overview by James Bruton on robot projects: https://youtu.be/XpkVhmbLVTo including humanoids.
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>>543 Better link and description: Robotics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional robotic engineers, hobbyists, researchers and students. It only takes a minute to sign up: https://robotics.stackexchange.com/
>>19427 You don't like Reddit? I don't care: r/robotics For under 12's, teenagers, and hobbyists https://www.reddit.com/r/robotics/wiki/get_started Career advice: Studying robotics at university, postgraduate study, or changing careers to robotics. https://www.reddit.com/r/robotics/wiki/career To Do Advice for post grad, career change, professional roboticist. Content of an undergraduate robotics course needs major work. FAQ https://www.reddit.com/r/robotics/wiki/faq To Do All of the FAQ is unchanged for years, and needs an overhaul. Killer robots are becoming increasingly prevalent, though a terminator scenario is unlikely. Will robots take our jobs is a more difficult question. Resources Online courses, books, competitions, software, parts suppliers, additional resources, youtube channels https://www.reddit.com/r/robotics/wiki/resources (To Do Further additions need to be made to development kits & software.) AMA's -> https://www.reddit.com/r/robotics/wiki/ama >Kyle Edelberg, algorithms developer for >Robosimian, NASA-JPL's entry in the DARPA Robotics Challenge >Josh Whitley, Lead Support Engineer for >AutonomouStuff, LLC, who make self driving cars >Andrew Alter, principal engineer at Trossen Robotics

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kiwi's Tutorials Kiwi 12/17/2021 (Fri) 20:32:59 No.14704 [Reply]
Kiwi here to teach fellow Anons. First is how to make a ball and socket that pop together with side guides. These guides turn it into a universal joint. You can incorporate this design into many different other designs, I recommend using petroleum jelly to smooth out the motion. For reference, the ball is a 12 mm sphere. The socket has an internal 13 mm sphere and the mm difference is necessary at all scales. More tutorials will come. All information is freely given for the sake of catgrill meidos.
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>>14855 >*Random anon wanders by* If this is of interest to you look at the engineering of snap fittings, which is what such "clips" are called. There's a lot more to it. For example, your snap fit uses a return angle of 90 deg, which locks the snap fit. Using a larger return angle makes it possible to pull out the snap fit (i.e. you can tailor the amount of force needed). The material, and fabrication method (e.g. FDM as in your example, or injection molded) all make significant differences to the design and how it functions. Useful resources: 2 books attached + https://www.hubs.com/knowledge-base/how-design-snap-fit-joints-3d-printing/ You may also be interested in things like "living hinges" and "compliant mechanisms" in the future. Best wishes t. engineer
>>15095 Thanks kindly, Anon. I hope you'll have a look around the board while you're here. Please stop by again!
>>15095 >Living hinges >Hobbyist FDM printing Kekw Thanks for the link, I'm sure it will help the other Anons that are learning. I'm fairly certain compliant mechanisms have been mentioned previously, you may learn a thing or two looking around this board. We are lacking in Anons with technical knowledge so, feel free to stay. t. Kiwi :^) (Can someone verify if the pdf's are safe?)
>snap fittings Oh hey, the concept I've been alluding to for the past month. >>15097 They are safe kiwi and illustrate some of the various designs that can be used with snap fittings.
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R&D General Robowaifu Technician 09/10/2019 (Tue) 06:58:26 No.83 [Reply] [Last]
This is a thread to discuss smaller waifu building problems, solutions, proposals and questions that don't warrant a thread. Keep it technical. I'll start.

Liquid battery and cooling in one
Having a single "artificial blood" system for liquid cooling and power storage would eliminate the need for a vulnerable solid state battery, eliminate the need for a separate cooling system, and solve the problem of extending those systems to extremities.
I have heard of flow batteries, you'd just need to use a pair of liquids that's safe enough and not too sensitive to changes in temperature.
This one looks like it fits the bill. The downside is that your waifu would essentially be running on herbicide. (though from what I gather, it's in soluble salt form and thus less dangerous than the usual variety)
https://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2017/02/long-lasting-flow-battery-could-run-for-more-than-decade-with-minimum-upkeep

How close are we to creating artificial muscles? And what's the second best option?
Muscles are perfect at what they do; they're powerful, compact, efficient, they carry their own weight, they aren't dependent on remote parts of the system, they can be controlled precisely, and they can perform many roles depending on their layout alone.
We could grow actual organic muscles for this purpose already but that's just fucking gross, and you'd need a lot of extra bloat to maintain them.
What we need are strands of whatever that can contract using electrical energy. Piezo does the trick at small scales, but would it be enough to match the real thing? There have been attempts, but nothing concrete so far.
What are some examples of technology that one could currently use instead?

High level and low level intelligence emulation
I've noticed a pattern in programs that emulate other computing hardware.
The first emulators that do the job at acceptable speeds are always the ones that use hacks and shortcuts to get the job done.
It comes down to a tradeoff. Analyzing and recompiling or reinterpreting the code itself on a more abstract level will introduce errors, but it is a magnitude of order more efficient than simulating every part of the circuitry down to each cycle. This is why a relatively high level emulator of a 6th gen video game console has close system requirements to a cycle-accurate emulator of the SNES.
Now, I want to present an analogy here. If training neural networks for every damn thing and trying to blindly replicate an organic system is akin to accurately emulating every logic gate in a circuit, what are some shortcuts we could take?
It is commonly repeated that a human brain has immense computing power, but this assumption is based just on the amount of neurons observed, and it's likely that most of them probably have nothing to do with intelligence or consciousness. If we trim those, the estimated computing power would drop to a more reasonable level. In addition, our computers just aren't built for doing things like neural systems do. They're better at some things, and worse at others. If we can do something in a digital way instead of trying to simulate an analog circuit doing the same thing, that's more computing power that we could save, possibly bridging the gap way earlier than we expected to.
The most obvious way to handle this would be doing as many mundane processing and hardware control tasks as possible in an optimized, digital way, and then using a GPU or another kind of circuit altogether to handle the magical "frontal lobe" part, so to speak.
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>>19398 Get the rivet gun that will set these for you also. With these, you can tack together sheets of stuff w/o needing a substrate support at that spot (eg, a wood strut for a screw or nail to drive into. you won't need that).
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When 3D printing, some designs require really tight tolerances. Due to the nature of different brands of filament and colors of filament behaving slightly differently, it can be ideal to use built in clamps to ensure a tight fit. picrel includes a test to prove effectiveness and the CAD design to help inspire Anons when they make their own.
>>19408 That looks pretty sophisticated, actually. Can you break the ideas out a bit further for the uninitiate, Kiwi? How is the 'built-in clamp' acting in the dynamics of your pic-rel, for instance?
>>19408 Looks like a great idea. Though, I would like to add that this should then be done in PETG, not PLA (bc creep). Also I'd still prefer something relying on metal to make sure this will hold up over time.

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