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Humanoid Robot Projects Videos Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 04:02:08 No.374 [Reply] [Last]
I'd like to have a place to accumulate video links to various humanoid – particularly gynoid – robotics projects are out there. Whether they are commercial scale or small scale projects, if they involve humanoid robots post them here. Bonus points if it's the work of a lone genius. I'll start, Ricky Ma of Hong Kong created a stir by creating a gynoid that resembled Scarlett Johansson. It's an ongoing project he calls an art project. I think it's pretty impressive even if it can't walk yet. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=ZoSfq-jHSWw === Instructions on how to use yt-dlp to save videos ITT to your computer: (>>16357)
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>>20841 Pretty neat NoidoDev, thanks.
>>17662 I'm impressed. It moves fairly well. Put some sort of computing in it and it could be useful. Got to start somewhere. it's far more than I have.
>>18742 >Ryan Gross That's also very impressive. I'm always finding new stuff on this site. Thanks for these great resources.
>>21549 Always glad to hear it's helpful Anon. Keep finding interesting things, and let us all know too! :^)
Walking robot (ARTEMIS) just doing walking robot things. :^) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTkupawAG6w

ROBOWAIFU U Robowaifu Technician 09/15/2019 (Sun) 05:52:02 No.235 [Reply] [Last]
In this thread post links to books, videos, MOOCs, tutorials, forums, and general learning resources about creating robots (particularly humanoid robots), writing AI or other robotics related software, design or art software, electronics, makerspace training stuff or just about anything that's specifically an educational resource and also useful for anons learning how to build their own robowaifus. >tl;dr ITT we mek /robowaifu/ school.
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>>19263 I recommend khan academy. https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra You can also use wolframalpha to work problems for you if you get stuck. The website shows work and everything.
>>19317 Thanks Anon, I'd looked into it in the past maybe it's time to look back into it again. Cheers.
Crosslink: >>18306 (Getting started with AI / DL ...)
Found this book to be a good introduction to robotics. Plus, guys look up the "A Manga Guide to -" series of mangas. A good intro to any maths or science field you're just entering.
Some nice scholarly robotics pages. https://scaron.info/robotics/

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)
>[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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RoboFoundry https://robofoundry.medium.com/ Seems to be pretty knowledgeable about some practical basics.

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Ricky Ma General Robowaifu Technician 09/12/2019 (Thu) 03:00:06 No.153 [Reply]
Can we talk about the man who DID IT? Seriously he did it, he achieved our dream and started a project to help all those who want their own robowaifu, then, why does not anyone support him in TWO FUCKING YEARS?
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>>483 all right, fair enough. you have my apologies anon. Here's an English-translated video about him. From ~2017. I have no idea what the status of his crowd-funding project is but I wish him good fortune in his endeavors. He seems to have a somewhat similar sentiment to /robowaifu/ based on his comments in this video. https://invidio.us/watch?v=rGnddjcusp0
He's apparently still active. His robots get uglier but more functional by every iteration (he lives in Canada, which is completely unrelated): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikFOY3MKLqI
>>153 can anyone explain how he made the mask/face? i want one for a robowaifu im designing
>>21561 >can anyone explain how he made the mask/face? i want one for a robowaifu im designing Thread on faces >>9
>>21532 That's good news to hear NoidoDev, thanks! >tfw his robowaifu's in her 6th year Nice, didn't realize that tbh. >>21561 He wrote a full book on his project Anon. I imagine he probably explains the process in that.

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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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>>19726 >Pocco cellphones Chinese spy phones for some hundred euros. With sensors we most likely won't be able to access, and a lot of expensive things we won't need. Especially not everything in one device. I want open source firmware and GPIO pins.
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>"The BreadBee is based on a relatively unknown IP camera SoC, the MSC313E, from a company called MStar," Palmer explains. "You might have never heard of MStar but you probably have one of their chips in your TV. There are no solutions yet that can run a real OS like Linux that can be integrated by hobbyists into boards from cheap PCB vendors that don't have show stopping limitations; i.e. the AllWinner V3s is very similar to the SoC used here but it only has one SPI controller that is lost as soon as you put SPI NOR on it. https://www.hackster.io/news/daniel-palmer-s-breadbee-is-an-ultra-compact-1ghz-arm-cortex-a7-sbc-with-on-board-ethernet-577cab543154 Let's see how well this is going to be supported. Seems to be a more powerful alternative to an Arduino or something similar, while still being very small.
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>>20763 Very nice find, Anon. Here's a perspective view of the device. >
I just read about the ESP8266 and it's the newest microcontroller that is better than Arduino in every way. It even comes with micropython and is even more affordable.
This here is about software, but it shows that FPGAs might become more useful: >>21588 Related: https://digilent.com/reference/programmable-logic/zedboard/start >ZedBoard is a low-cost development board for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 all programmable SoC (AP SoC). This board contains everything necessary to create a Linux®, Android®, Windows®, or other OS/RTOS based design.

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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>>21616 Okay, that's a surprise. I'll look into it. I'd like to do something similar than before with the pics, but maybe a different background color and of course with the newer pics. Maybe one with only the new pics.
>>21616 Suggestions for the thread. If I don't react to the approval, you'll have to wait or make it yourself, since I won't be able to for at least a few days. Also, I can't change the collages after tonight (EU time).
>>21641 These are all fine, just use your own discretion NoidoDev.
>>21645 Thank you.

The important question Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 11:54:39 No.419 [Reply] [Last]
Vagoo. I can't speak for anyone but myself but I'd like to get.. intimate with my fembot. I'd like to know what my options are for her robopussy. I was thinking something like a flesh light with sensors that triggers voice and arm action. I'm using Myrobotlab is Anyone familiar with it?

Robosex general I guess
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>>21432 Very nice NoidoDev! Yes, that's very-readable code. I'd say you could rely on external libraries for your tools. After all, these aren't critical run-time subsystems of our actual robowaifus, but rather design/manufacturing aids which are fair game for this type thing IMO. Good luck Anon, keep up the good work! :^)
>>21073 zelex now has "sucking" or vacum theres this control sistems too it should be easy to program one to autorun your favorites moves sets or secuences, or change them with voice commands all of it hands free
>>21520 how does the top one work
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>>21082 that's more or less what I drew Tenga goes into the mount, mount can be fixed or attached to internal motor for optional movement vectors. Open torso and de-grip the Tenga, replace with a new one
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>>21521 no idea but it does, the internals must be secret but it can both blow and suck, well have to wait for one to malfunction and some one take her apart heres two more videos from Reddit

Waifu Materials Robowaifu Technician 09/12/2019 (Thu) 03:04:33 No.154 [Reply] [Last]
I would define a robowaifu as a doll with robotic features. However there are many different types of dolls (BJD, cloth doll, sex doll, etc). A doll has a skin or surface material, sometimes a filler (cotton), and sometimes internal structure (bones and joints).

Continuing the discussion from (((>>2831 >>2836 todo:relink))) , I want to create a thread to explore the many possible surface materials for a waifu (robo or no). The most important decision is whether to use a hard or soft material.

Hard Materials
>3D Printed Hard Plastic (PLA/ABS)
>Injection Molded Hard Plastic

Soft Materials
>Natural Fabrics (Cotton, Silk, Wool)
>Synthetic Fabrics (Vinyl, Polyester, Nylon)
>Fur/Hair (presumably synthetic, inb4 yiff in hell)
>Silicone or TPE Rubber (TPE is basically a cheaper form of silicone)

I'm strongly biased against the hard materials for comfort reasons. Personally, I have a hard time seeing myself falling in love with something hard, but others on this board talk about using hard materials, so I'm trying to keep an open mind.

My preference is for silicone, but there are four big problems with it. Firstly, it's expensive. Secondly, it impedes modification after the silicone has set. Thirdly, it contributes to the uncanny valley/silicone slut issue. Fourthly, it is heavy, and this weight really constrains the skeleton, posablity, and probably robotics. Because of the weight, silicone dolls have heavy-duty skeletons.

My second choice is therefore fabric, presumably stuffed with cotton. Fabric is super comfy, and has no uncanny valley issue. A non-fuggable fabric doll or robot would have no stigma issue, and could be the start of a productive hobbyist scene with plenty of females. Fabric is extremely lightweight which could be a plus or a minus. By itself, its unsubstantial and not ideal for robotics. A fabric robot is possible, but it requires hard, heavy parts underneath to provide structure and as actuators, which would make it less comfy. The fabric could be a textile (cotton), a synthetic leather (resembles skin, makeup/dress-up potential), or synthetic fur for you furfags out there.

Another possibility is a hard vinyl BJD-like doll with a layer of something comfy on top. Alternately, you all can reject my comfort autism if the benefits of having a hard doll/robot are clear enough. I'd like to hear others make the case for a hard doll/robot, since I don't think I could do the argument justice.

Finally, this is a discussion, not a debate. There are multiple paths we could take, and I'm sure different robowaifuists will try different techniques to see what works and what doesn't. I'm more interested in seeing what options are on the table than shutting down any particular approach.
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>>21468 >Who knows what sorta fumes that spawns, safety first anon This. Please be careful, 'acetone+styrofoam' sounds quite hazardous in numerous ways! >>21470 Good luck Anon. Again, post pictures!
Leaving this here for now: 20" long, jumbo-diameter, drinking straws. https://www.wowplastics.com/drinking-straws/jumbo-straw-20-red-2-500-case/ > ( cf. >>21223)
>>21427 Sorry for the late answer. I was planning to use a 3D printed mold after smoothing out the inside with resin. The other option would be using Monster Clay or something similar, which might require a "Slow Cooker" to make it soft without starting a fire. Then one can make a model from that, using this 3D printed mold by putting in the clay. Then smooth the clay part out and work on the details, then make a mold of that again, I guess using plaster or something. >>21447 >Acetone+styrofoam This sounds very unpleasant and unhealthy. Make sure this isn't some fake. >>21441 I think "Getting started with Electronics" should be in the thread about that topic.
Plastics in robots: a degradation study of a humanoid skin mask made of soft urethane elastomer https://heritagesciencejournal.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40494-021-00636-8 Aside from problems of longevity, I doubt if phthalates are very good to have at home. I think they were banned in child toys. Soft polyurethane (PUR) or synthetic silicone rubber seems to have many degradation issues. We probably wouldn't use that on the outside anyways, but it's good to know and keep in mind if someone wanted to use it inside somewhere. >Objects made of PUR, together with those made of cellulose nitrate, cellulose acetate and polyvinylchloride (PVC), tend to be more susceptible to degradation than other plastic objects in museum collections [12,13,14]. Several studies were conducted to understand the aging of PUR foams [12,13,14,15,16,17,18] or PUR coatings [19, 20], which alterations depend mainly on the ether or ester composition of the polymer. PUR ether polymers are more sensitive to oxidation, which causes discoloration and loss of mechanical properties, while PUR ester polymers degrade mainly by hydrolysis, caused by exposure to moisture, heat and light, and lead to chain scission of the polymer and its crumbling

3D printer resources Robowaifu Technician 09/11/2019 (Wed) 01:08:12 No.94 [Reply] [Last]
Cheap and easy 3D printing is vital for a cottage industry making custom robowaifus. Please post good resources on 3D printing.

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>>20917 Wow, this article is either written very badly or I have brain damage. He could just get to the point. What will be available and how is it better? The poster here could also put it into the comment, but okay. I don't want to try parsing legalese to get the first part. After looking at it again, I understand now it's about printing layers with photoresin. I still don't know why this would be a big deal. We'll see.
>>20927 No it's not for UV resin. The patent covers a cooled extruder/resin jet in a heated build chamber so that you can use any regular thermoset resin, e.g. silicone, polyurethane, epoxy, polyimide, etc, etc. This lets you do high resolution multi-material 3d printing, which would theoretically let you print-in-place soft robot muscles in a photorealistic humanoid robot.
>>20935 > silicone, polyurethane, epoxy, polyimide, etc, etc. This lets you do high resolution multi-material 3d printing, which would theoretically let you print-in-place soft robot muscles in a photorealistic humanoid robot. Oh, okay, this is great. Thanks.
I had the idea of getting a second printer for quite a while. Something very cheap and more likely with a fast Bowden style extruder. My current favorites are: - Anycubic Kobra: Very fast but seems to have some issues - Biqu B1: Slower, bit cheaper, more mature, very positive reviews even when it came out Kobra review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFH0lFZHeAs Biqu B1 reviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3BQoxymN-E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW4DaWCd0Xs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bga6__AGYiI
>>21423 Thanks Anon!

Artificial Wombs general Robowaifu Technician 09/12/2019 (Thu) 03:11:54 No.157 [Reply] [Last]
I think we need to figure out how to fit a womb onto a waifubot. Where's the fun in having sex if you can't procreate?

Repost from a thread on /b/;
>"If you're like me and want to fuck a qt battlebot and get her pregnant, the best place to put an artificial womb is where a normal womb would be on a normal girl. The metal exterior could simply be a bunch of metal plates that unfold to allow space for the womb pod inside. The baby is probably safest inside the battlebot, and if she has good calibration then there shouldn't be problems with her falling and hurting the baby. After giving birth the metal plates could automatically fold back up again, shrinking the womb pod inside so she is combat effective again."

Well /robowaifu/? Feasible?
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>>20538 >menstrual blood stem cells I guess it makes some sense on consideration, but it's a surprise to know there even is such. I guess I would have assumed they menses is well-advanced along developmental differentiation timeline, and wouldn't offer any stem cells.
Women believe that eggs are the dealbreaker and that Men MUST have them from Women to reproduce. This is not true. Eggs can be made from shin cells of Women. What women would not sell a scrapping of skin cells for a couple grand? These cells can be turned into eggs and then, fertilized with sperm. In fact to make children the limiting factor is sperm. Sperm is what energizes the cell to start dividing to make babies. I suspect that it would not take all that much money to build an artificial womb and once the tech is figured out the cost of materials would be very low. https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/05/mice-embryos-from-skin-cells-and-by-2037-human-embryos-from-skin-cells.html I personally believe that people have possibly already done this in secret and are doing horrible things with the offspring. Possibly using them for spare parts. I of course can not prove this. One thing I can do is rationalize what a budget for such a thing would cost so you can see if it is possible. Let’s do some rough numbers to see what this would cost. Let’s say you place a building on some Island, free from prying eyes. You wouldn’t need too much room. Let’s say $2 million for the building. You could also do the whole thing on a boat and stay at sea the whole time. You need chemist and biologist to plan for the equipment and chemical engineers. Say you have 5 of each at $150,000 for a year. A couple of electronic engineers to do the control systems at $150,000 each and one mechanical engineer at $150,000. Then you stock it with equipment. Say another $5 million. So set up cost are $8,950,000. Then to run the thing, one major biologist at $250,000 five minor at $100,000, one major chemical engineer at $250,000 two minor at $100,000. One mechanical and one electronic engineer at $100,000 each. Maybe ten various helpers at $80,000 each. Two managers at $250,000 each. Maybe $10,000 a month for electricity, supplies, whatever a month. $120,000 a year. Total cost employees and overhead $2,820,000 a year. A lot of the work has been done in the open literature. Since you are psychopaths, you could start within at least a year human experimentation. Destroying anything that didn’t work out. You could also leverage animal experiments done in the open that you could get your minions to pay for in standard scientific channels with public money. Most breakthroughs for some reason, I don’t know why, generally take 30 years to become mainstream. So total cost set-up running and all for 30 years is $93,550,000. People who pay this kind of money for paint blotches and jpg art can easily afford this and I think my cost are a bit lavish. You could do this much cheaper for most of the research. This is a stand up and do it now type budget.

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>>21248 >Since you are psychopaths Beg your pardon? Are you referring to us here on /robowaifu/? Why would you say that?
With advances on this research, male humans may soon be able to produce our own ova (egg cells). https://tinyurl.com/48w74yme
>>21261 Hi SophieDev, thanks for the information.

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