/robowaifu/ - DIY Robot Wives

Advancing robotics to a point where anime catgrill meidos in tiny miniskirts are a reality.

The canary has FINALLY been updated. -robi

Server software upgrades done, should hopefully keep the feds away. -robi

LynxChan 2.8 update this weekend. I will update all the extensions in the relevant repos as well.

The mail server for Alogs was down for the past few months. If you want to reach out, you can now use admin at this domain.

Max message length: 6144

Drag files to upload or
click here to select them

Maximum 5 files / Maximum size: 20.00 MB

Captcha
no cookies?
More

(used to delete files and postings)


He was no longer living a dull and mundane life, but one that was full of joy and adventure.


Open Prosthetics Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 11:49:58 No.417 [Reply]
The decades-old medical field of prosthetics has already leveraged untold hours of research, billions of dollars of financing, and yuge levels of both clinical and field trials.

Might be a good idea to look to this area for inspiration and ideas for RoboWaifus as well.

www.openhandproject.org/
https://archive.is/TEINC

www.openbionics.org/
https://archive.is/P5wTy

www.open-electronics.org/the-open-prosthetics-project-is-making-giant-leaps/
https://archive.is/4yjfD

www.technologist.eu/the-rise-of-open-source-prosthetics/
https://archive.is/QofXU
8 posts and 3 images omitted.
>>13059 Wow, just wow. And they are open-sourcing this too? /robowaifu/ you should get all over this. Thanks Anon, makes me want to go work with this company.
>>13059 https://github.com/Open-Bionics/FingerLib >Supported Boards >Almond board >Chestnut board >Atmega2560 >Arduino Zero
>>13092 Another days work for allieanon
>>13094 Gambatte! :^)
www.ign.com/articles/cyberpunk-2077-johnny-silverhands-bionic-arm-is-now-a-real-world-prosthetic lel, at least the game served some good purpose.

Open file (394.51 KB 1731x2095 1614545368145.jpg)
How to invest in Robo Waifus? Robowaifu Technician 03/07/2021 (Sun) 20:57:45 No.8841 [Reply]
Hi /robowaifu/, I've stumbled here after doing some research into creating a robowaifu stock portfolio. My thinking was I am never going to be able to build a robowaifu from scratch but will buy one when they become available. I want to contribute somehow to their development so I am creating a stock portfolio where I buy only stocks that I believe are working towards robo waifus either literally or by just advancing the tech that would be needed. GPUs, Semiconductors, AI, VR, Robotics, Batterys, Silicon. My current portfolio: >NVDA - Nvidia - GPUs used in AI / Machine Learning >AMD >TSM - TSMC. The world's biggest and most advance semiconductor foundry. >INTC - Intel >ABB - ABB Ltd - Swedish-Swiss company in automation technology, robotics, heavy electrical equipment. >IRBT - iRobot - Home Robotics >MSFT - Microsoft - They are investing heavy into AI and have one of the largest AI chat bots "Xiaoice". >TER - Teradyne >IBM Then buying into the japanese stocks via ETFs such as BOTZ (Japanese heavy robotics, lower fees) and ROBO (more diverse, focusing more on automation tech). Individual stocks are better but I have to cope through ETFs to get exposure to japanese stocks such as YASKY ( Japanese manufacturer of servos, motion controllers, AC motor drives, switches and industrial robots).

Message too long. Click here to view full text.

38 posts and 3 images omitted.
>>11034 Welcome Anon, thanks for taking the time to post. I'm sure your sentiment is a correct one. Personally, I'm simply less interested in money itself (and therefore finance) than I am in the technology and social aspect of creating/having a robowaifu. But you're obviously correct. >but isolating which areas of the sector are most crucial at the moment should be the priority first I'd suggest that rare earth motors that offer lighter weight and higher power is probably a very vital sector. The struts, frames, connectors, etc. hardware, can be made from lots of different low-cost & lightweight materials Anon. But the actual motors behind the actuators? Not so much. AI is obviously another critical area, but you hardly need to follow along with /robowaifu/ to get plenty of information on that. I'd suggest the autonomous driving sector offers many corresponding requirements with our own here (>>112).
>>14630 >you WILL become globohomo regardless of your weeb shit rn I disagree with everything except this, robots will become globohomo because there is a lot o groups developing, its not a matter of time anymore, but of what niche you want to fufill in this new industry. Fortunately, here on robowaifu we are aiming to make a diy open-source robowaifu, not the most profitable idea for big tech.
>>14632 >>14630 > Fortunately, here on robowaifu we are aiming to make a diy open-source robowaifu, That's entirely by design ofc, and in large part specifically to deal with the issues you Anons bring up.
Open file (134.63 KB 1200x900 5289.jpg)
£150 bags will now buy you a 'robotic kitchen'. Considering the complexity and difficulty of building and programming a machine such as this, I consider that a very fair price. Hopefully this catches on with rich folks/large businesses. Unsure how well it will do though. Robotics seems to stay very niche even when it is technically possible and commercially available. My gut feeling is that robots such as this won't make the big-time unless you can make them cheaper than the quasi-slave labour most teens/young adults are subjected to. When you can pay illegal immigrants to work a 60 hour week earning below minimum wage and report them if they complain, robots just can't compete! (Which is just another reason why uncontrolled mass immigration is so popular with big business!) But hey, just in case the neo-slave trade ever gets banned, I will link this here; https://moley.com/
>>14721 Yes, I agree that incremental advances of robotics into the average Western home like this--first for the wealthy, then for the rest of us--is part of the progression that leads to the eventual widespread acceptance of robowaifu catgrillmeidos in the home. Much to the chagrin of stronk, independynt screeching harpies and their simps ofc! :^)

Open file (50.45 KB 640x361 72254-1532336916.jpg)
Making money with AI and robowaifus Robowaifu Technician 11/30/2019 (Sat) 03:07:12 No.1642 [Reply]
The greatest challenge to building robowaifus is the sheer cost of building robots and training AI. We should start brainstorming ways we can leverage our abilities with AI to make money. Even training AI quickly requires expensive hardware and computer clusters. The faster we can increase our compute power, the more money we can make and the quicker we can be on our way to building our robowaifus. Art Generation Waifu Labs sells pillows and posters of the waifus it generates, although this has caused concern and criticism due to it sometimes generating copyrighted characters from not checking if generated characters match with training data. https://waifulabs.com/ Deepart.io provides neural style transfer services. Users can pay for expedited service and high resolution images. https://deepart.io/ PaintsChainer takes sketches and colours them automatically with some direction from the user, although it's not for profit it could be turned into a business with premium services. https://paintschainer.preferred.tech/index_en.html I work as an artist and have dabbled with training my own AIs that can take a sketch and generate many different thumbnails that I've used to finish paintings. I've also created an AI that can generate random original thumbnails from a training set. In the future when I have more compute power my goal is to create an AI that does the mundane finishing touches to my work which consumes over 80% of my time painting. Applying AI to art will have huge potential in entertainment and marketing for animation, games and virtual characters. Market Research

Message too long. Click here to view full text.

Edited last time by Chobitsu on 05/14/2020 (Thu) 01:15:03.
26 posts and 7 images omitted.
>>13198 Your autistic fetish wasn't the topic here. Smaller isn't always better, let alone for fitting in more functions. There are other factors than mass. People will need to be able to select what they want.
Open file (74.72 KB 680x680 Medabots Tinpet.jpg)
>>13184 >Simple answer: No standard type. No real mass production. But why? I'm not talking about one specific detailed model that everyone would buy, I'm thinking more along the lines of a template that would be easy to customize the appearance of, but the size and proportions of something is literally the hardest part of that. Even if it were sold as separate parts like some build-a-waifu kit, there's an issue of compatibility once things have different proportions. I had a really long-winded explanation, but more simply speaking, if the skeleton of a robot were like pipes, changing the length of a pipe is one thing, but if you try to swap-out for a pipe of a different thicknesses then you end up complicating it a lot. When you have significant differences in height, you necessitate significant differences in thickness, otherwise you end up with things like weirdly big or small heads and hands, or parts that just don't align right. It's easier to make a wide variety of face parts that can be mixed and matched to make a custom face, if the head is a single standard size. The more custom parts need to be made, the more expensive everything gets.
>>13234 >sold as separate parts like some build-a-waifu kit That's actually very fundamental to the goals here on /robowaifu/ and always has been. Therefore I consider your point about standardized connectors & interfaces, etc., to be a very important one Anon.
Open file (376.06 KB 701x1200 Automoton.jpg)
When we sell robowaifu kits, we will need a normie friendly name. I think "Autodoll", "Meidocom", and "Maidcom" are all good ideas.
on topic of crypto currency, singularitynet might be a good platform to earn from distributing artificial intelligence (which could include waifu ai). this project is backed by goertzel who is huge in the world of agi link to learn more: https://publisher.singularitynet.io/

Walking Robowaifu Technician 09/15/2019 (Sun) 07:40:18 No.243 [Reply]
What is the best way to make a life size robowaifu walk? A hydraulic pump powering hydraulic cylinders in the legs with servo actuated valves?
17 posts and 5 images omitted.
>>13481 suppose that you have a capstan for each hand whose function is to make a grip with the thumbs. if you want to grip a ball in each hand no problem, because the single motor can turn both capstans to grip, but suppose you want to release one ball while gripping the other then you're stuck, unless you grip with one thumb, then reverse the motor direction to release the other thumb.
>>13483 maybe use more than one motor? Its a robot.
>>13485 of course, but building a robot out of low cost parts will greatly increase the number of builds. Think of an automobile pressure plate and clutch, now install a pressure plate and clutch on each end of the capstan spool. then each clutch is driven by a shaft rotating in opposite directions. you could get away with using one servo to actuate both clutches, since only one capstan rotation direction is used at a time. if the servo had a spring removed so that it would return to center. I know auto clutches are not suitable for this design but if someone managed to develop a basic clutch, even an interlocking peg that could be 3d printed then that would be a huge breakthrough. however, the capstan would need to be braked while not driven so as to hold its position.
Dynamic walking explained on the example of Byrun from Engineered Arts: https://youtu.be/BaW25b1KFpc
>>13487 machinist here i could do it

Open file (992.12 KB 844x863 Vitruvian Miku.jpg)
Body Proportions Robowaifu Technician 11/24/2021 (Wed) 01:35:27 No.14388 [Reply]
I don't know if this was covered already in an existing thread, but I thought I'd make a thread dedicated to body proportions. Obviously everyone has different ideas of what they want in a waifu and body proportions are no exception, but for the sake of discussion this is for a realistic adult, human, female of indefinite height. Height is especially tricky, since proportions play a huge role in perceived size. A lot of information on human body proportions easily available online are idealized, rather than realistic, which isn't a problem itself, but most is about men's body proportions, and often tend to self-contradicting. Common examples of idealized proportions are Vitruvian Man or the 'Physical characteristics of the Buddha', neither of which are very useful for waifus a Barbie dolls are a common example of unrealistic beauty standards, but deviate too much from reality to be seen as anything but Barbie dolls. The only consistently agreed on idealized proportions are an arm span matching the height, and legs that make up half of the height. Everything else seems to be completely up in the air. Any thoughts or resources on the subject would be appreciated.
18 posts and 17 images omitted.
>>14514 There is no Chicken Farm, Kiwi :'( never was *is this how we polite sage?
>>14515 Haha, OK point conceded you win, Anon. Again, my apologies. >This is a completely new and alien concept to me. We're a laid back and friendly bunch here. You can basically relax here on /robowaifu/ Anon.
>>14388 anyone else notice the domino pizza logo hidden in the center of the picture? I thought this was a troll shitpost thread.
>>14552 >Miku is the town bicycle of collabs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQSX6jbTw2g Even I could probably get an official collab if I walked in and asked for one.

Embedded Programming Group Learning Thread 001 Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 03:48:17 No.367 [Reply] [Last]
Embedded Programming Group Learning Thread 001

Greetings robowaifufags.
As promised in the meta thread, this is the first installment in a series of threads where we work together on mastering the basics of embedded programming, starting with a popular, beginner-friendly AVR 8-bit microcontroller, programming it in C on linux.

>why work together on learning and making small projects that build up to the basis of a complete robot control system instead of just posting links to random microcontrollers, popular science robot articles, and coding tutorials and pretending we're helping while cheerleading and hoping others will do something so we don't have to?
Because, dumbass, noone else is going to do it. You know why in emergency response training they teach you to, instead of yelling "somebody call an ambulance!," you should always point to or grab someone and tell that person to do it? Because everyone assumes someone else will do it, and in the end, noone does. Well, I'm talking to YOU now. Yeah, you. Buy about 20 USD worth of hardware and follow the fuck along. We're starting from zero, and I will be aiming this at people with no programming or electronics background.

>I suppose I could get off my ass and learn enough to contribute something. I mean, after all, if all of us work together we can totally build a robowaifu in no time, right?
No, the final goal of these threads is not a completed robowaifu. That's ridiculous. What we will do though, by hands-on tackling many of the problems facing robot development today, is gain practical and useful knowledge of embedding programming as well as a more grounded perspective on things.

>so we're just going to be blinking a bunch of LEDs and shit? lame.
Not quite. We will try to cover everything embedded here: basic I/O, serial communications, servo/motor control, sensor interfacing, analog/digital conversion, pulse-width modulation, timers, interrupts, I2C, SPI, microcontroller-PC interfacing, wireless communications, and more.
96 posts and 16 images omitted.
Are you still with us, OP? Your thread convinced me to read the K&R 2e book. #include <stdio.h> /** * Print Fahrenheit-to-Celsius table using the formula: * C = (5/9) (F-32) * @code * 5 F-32 * ----- x ------ * 9 1 * @endcode * * @return exit status, 0 = success */ main() { int lo = -20, hi = 130, step = 10;

Message too long. Click here to view full text.

>tfw you find yourself innocently enough first just studying esoteric treatises, then presently realize you must now LARP as Thompson & Ritchie and only do your programming work using Vim, while trying to imagine what it must be like to craft UNIX & C using just an ancient 8K RAM minicomputer. The power of autism is generally what changes the world tbh. https://www.bell-labs.com/usr/dmr/www/chist.html
I'm pretty new to electronics and started messing with Arduinos a little lately. I noticed that the code here was pretty different from the usual things I write in Arduino IDE(no setup, loop, pinMode, etc.). Thought about asking about it but just now I saw someone say this in a 4chan/g/ thread >Arduino is only useful as a quick prototyping tool and a programmer. The standard library is shit, you're much better off with just directly using the ATmega registers Is that what you're doing here, OP?
>>14495 I don't think OP is with us lately Anon. While I can't personally speak with the same authority as he has on the topic, I'd suggest the 4chan advice is correct after a fashion. Certainly the Arduino IDE is both vital for a newcomer to get started and to learn with, yet in the end direct hardware programming is both more powerful and more flexible. >tl;dr It's a great place to start, but don't camp there?
>>14495 Arduino themselvs have a nice explanation on port manipulation vs digialWrite: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/PortManipulation As for setup()/loop(): They are kind of redundant, you can achieve largely the same functionality with int main() { // "setup" here while (1) { // "loop" here } } If you haven't already, spend some time familiarizing yourself with the bitwise operators in c++. They are used a lot in microcontroller programming.

Batteries & Power Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2019 (Mon) 06:21:14 No.23 [Reply]
Robowaifus will need power to run, and since they will be mobile this means a mobile power system too. ITT post info on batteries and other mobility capable power systems.
35 posts and 14 images omitted.
>>14302 This whole recent discussion seem to be based on BS. This questionable claim >>14265 starting it, was never fleshed out. - That's already suspicious - Then this seems to be trolling by acting to be stupid or new: >>14273 and >>14279 - And here >>14305 we're back to the Nazis. I made the more productive postings here, and still wouldn't care if the whole discussion would get moved over into the Basement. The biology thread doesn't deserve this nonsense. Discussion on digestion as an option would be fine, but it's a very awkward and special way to go, unless you want to live in a dark rainforest and having your waifu eating plants and animals. Based on that, discusions on that topic should imo generally getting cut down to the more serious appearing postings.
Open file (105.92 KB 1115x1071 1617124175278.png)
>>14307 I already made the only contribution I have to make on the subject of energy storage here >>5080 and I'm not sure if I mentioned it elsewhere, but I once saw a low-resolution concept digital camera that used solar cells. As far as long-term power storage goes, you can't really get much better than generic lead-acid when they're used right.
>>791 This is going to be hilarious in application but it is entirely possible to turn used vegetable oil, rapeseed oil and canola oil into diesel fuel. I'm not sure how that'd work outside of a combustion engine but if we're talking about fuel from food that's the closest I can think of next to giving them a natural "septic tank" style stomach that comes complete with a micro biome and some sort of way to extract the energy out of it like a real stomach.
Open file (3.33 MB 640x360 1627524192800.gif)
>>14320 >it is entirely possible to turn used vegetable oil, rapeseed oil and canola oil into diesel fuel Those things are also flammable entirely on their own, we typically don't use them as fuel because they're not as energy dense. I think it makes more sense to try to use them as they are to produce energy than to take up more space with a microbrewery to convert them to another fuel.
>>14320 >Plant oil >some sort of way to extract the energy out of it Please just stop. There's nothing to improve or resolve here. Otherwise, buy some lab equipment on Ebay and go to work, or at least provide some idea how this is going to work and a reason why it is better than the existing alternatives

Papercraft waifu Robowaifu Technician 09/16/2019 (Mon) 06:21:35 No.271 [Reply]
Thoughts on making a paper waifu then adding robotics? I want animu grills but, most robots have uncanny 3DPD faces that aren't nearly as cute as a real waifu. With paper/screens, at least the face can keep the purity and beauty of 2D.
4 posts and 1 image omitted.
>>14119 You've restored some faith into the papercraft waifu prospect. I recommend you strengthen it by spraying a plastic based paint. Paper makes an excellent substrate for other materials to reinforce.
Open file (24.17 KB 240x320 jap.jpg)
Open file (655.86 KB 1536x2048 booba.jpg)
Open file (61.17 KB 900x1200 booba3.jpg)
>>14124 >why? Because one of the advantages of paper is being very cheap, so even a failed is not so big of a deal. So you can take your time searching for the right design and strategy without worrying too much about cost. >papercraft waifu idea might be useful as a concept to build very simple waifus models You will be surprised by how those things can become complex, but its hard to make it right. employing others materials will add more quality at higher costs and complexity, pics are from japs and what they can do. >>14123 I learned the hard way how important strengthening is, well worth the cost that still keeps the total project under $10
>>14125 >So you can take your time searching for the right design and strategy without worrying too much about cost. That's exceptionally good wisdom Anon, and it's why I also have been using paper to prototype shells (and even structural components) for a few years now. I use card-stock reams, since they are rather more rigid than regular printing paper, yet the inexpensive value of it is still exceptionally high relative to basically almost all other prototyping materials I've managed to come across.
>>14124 I went on and started to try my idea out. Whenever I saw that Madoka chibi doll in OP >>271, I thought, this could be printed or at least be the inspiration for something which can be. So, I made a very early prototype for the face here: >>14168 - It's not really good yet, but it didn't take much time and shows that it can be done. I'll post about future progress in the face design thread >>9. I also started to design a skull which is in the posting following the face prototype linked above.
Open file (424.50 KB 1200x1200 media.jpg)
Maybe semi-2D is the answer. Our love is 2D, so maybe we should bring 2D to us.

Selecting a Programming Language Robowaifu Technician 09/11/2019 (Wed) 13:07:45 No.128 [Reply] [Last]
What programming language would suit us and our waifus best? For those of us with limited experience programming, it's a daunting question.
Would a language with a rigid structure be best?
Do we want an object-oriented language?
How much do you care about wether or not a given language is commonly used and widespread?
What the fuck does all that terminology mean?
Is LISP just a meme, or will it save us all?

In this thread, we will discuss these questions and more so those of us who aren't already settled into a language can find our way.
82 posts and 19 images omitted.
>>13906 Yeah it's enough, I wrote that already. Im even not going to read this. The question in >>13883 is still open, but you're not willing or capable to answer it. And I don't need it answered here. You're just picking fights fot trolling. Should be moved to the basement later.
Open file (66.20 KB 1200x1200 GraphQL_Logo.svg.png)
GraphQL is a query lanuage, it might be interesting for creating APIs between different internal databases. It seems to be popular with the web crowd and it's open source. https://youtu.be/8l7TxqWI1XA - It helps clients to only aks for specific data and get that, especially useful if data comes from different sources.
Open file (18.83 KB 528x163 Grakn-logo.png)
>>13923 The other language I'd like to bring to your attention is Grakn: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/GRAKN.AI >Grakn is an open-source, distributed knowledge graph database for knowledge-oriented systems. It is an evolution of the relational database for highly interconnected data as it provides a concept-level schema that fully implements the Entity-Relationship (ER) model. However, Grakn’s schema is a type system that implements the principles of knowledge representation and reasoning. This enables Grakn's declarative query language, Graql (Grakn’s reasoning and analytics query language), to provide a more expressive modelling language and the ability to perform deductive reasoning over large amounts of complex data. Effectively, Grakn is a knowledge base for artificial intelligence and cognitive computing systems.
>>10565 >Fast AI, Python, Swift >>13539 >Rust >>13826 >Haskell >>13883 >Scheme, other Lisps, Dylan >>13923 >GraphQL >>13926 >Grakn Ignore the trolling. Stay focused. Use the best tool for each job or the one you get along with.
>>13958 more like an inflatable hammer it looks solid and shinny, it looks useful, you start thinking about all the things you could build using that hammer then you pick it up and realize its just full of air and utterly useless

Waifus in society Robowaifu Technician 09/11/2019 (Wed) 02:02:53 No.106 [Reply] [Last]
Would you walk around with your waifu? Would you hold her in public? Would you shamelessly have her custody with you to conventions? Would you take her on dates? This thread is for discussing how you'd interact with your waifu outside of the home.
119 posts and 53 images omitted.
>>11512 Not to be rude, but salacious 3DPD images is well off-topic here Anon. Try to locate something that's at least animu. Or draw a stick-waifu, idk. Just don't post porn here please. I'll even get the ball rolling for you: Cute Anime Catgrill Meido feeds the chickens outside Anon's cozy country cottage :^)
Open file (437.25 KB 600x1054 1387855794406.png)
>Would you walk around with your waifu? >Would you hold her in public? >Would you shamelessly have her custody with you to conventions? The way I see it, it's basically just a glorified sex toy and I wouldn't want to show it off in public. Even moving from place to place I'd probably have her disassembled or otherwise stuffed in boxes or bags. >Would you take her on dates? That depends, am I on a date with her, or someone else? I don't really see much of a point in going out on a date with my sexbot. I just want it to be blindly obedient and maximize my own happiness like I mentioned before >>13160 so really, taking my waifubot out on a date depends on how well its able to move around on its own and interact with people other than me. If it can somehow learn to be a social butterfly by studying my autistic behavior and watching TV, then maybe it'll be worth taking outside of the house. Maybe give her a dry run on Omegle or something. The best thing it could possibly do is become my cuckquean wingbot, by subtly manipulating me into behaving a way that maximizes my own happiness by getting me into a threesome.
>>11504 I pretty much wound up doing that because I was so fed up with the lack of good sci fi armor these days. Youtube is unusable garbage of targetted weaponized memes. I would just disappear with my robowaifu and focus on maintaining her and upgrading her with her consent from time to time like in the star wars films with the astromech droids and jedi as a form of meditation. >>11386 No those “women” want to see you suffer and stay static in the box they try to put you in for eternity and will gladly poison the well if through the grapevine, they hear you are doing well without them in your life and run a smear campaign. Hence the rise of waifuism and the need for robowaifus. I refuse to call those sadistic evil cunts “people” they are literally pure evil.
>>119 It seems trivial to me to just make the first gynoid unmistakably adult or tall. like 5'6"-6'0". So that such an allegation can't even be made. >I personally would prefer 5'0" myself, but to give opposition the finger, I would shut them down with ideal model proportions instead.
>>13516 I assume you're here because of the posts I made on /co/? You might want to check out these: >>13153 >>13018 >>2666

Report/Delete/Moderation Forms
Delete
Report