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/robowaifu/meta-4: Rugged Mountains on the Shore Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2021 (Thu) 22:39:33 No.12974 [Reply] [Last]
/meta & QTDDTOT Note: Latest version of /robowaifu/ JSON archives available is v220117 Jan 2022 https://files.catbox.moe/l5vl37.7z If you use Waifusearch, just extract this into your 'all_jsons' directory for the program, then quit (q) and restart. Note: Final version of BUMP available is v0.2g (>>14866) >--- Mini-FAQ >A few hand-picked posts on various topics -Why is keeping mass (weight) low so important? (>>4313)

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>>15397 Thanks
>>15395 Sorry about that mistake.
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Open Simple Robot Maid (OSRM) Robowaifu Technician 07/11/2021 (Sun) 06:40:52 No.11446 [Reply] [Last]
Basic design for an open source low cost robowaifu maid. Currently attempting to make a maid that looks like Ilulu from Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. Right now she's an RC car with two servo steering. Will share designs when they're a tad better. Ultimate goal is cute dragon maid waifu that rolls around and gently listens to you while holding things for you.
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>>13895 Thanks! Sorry for my recent absence. I'd like to continue work on this on the robowaifu.club until it can be determined what happened to the BO/Chobitsu or if this place is dead in the water.
>>14081 I'll make a new thread over there and all updates will be made over there until moderation returns.
>>14082 Posted the new thread
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This is exactly what I want. A beautiful dedicated maid filled with love and affection
>>14093 Hope you are doing well MeidoDev. It would be nice to see what you're up lately. BTW, that waifu is wonderful. I hope you make her someday! :^)

Robot skeletons and armatures Robowaifu Technician 09/13/2019 (Fri) 11:26:51 No.200 [Reply] [Last]
What are the best designs and materials for creating a skeleton/framework for a mobile, life-sized gynoid robot?
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>>14810 >>14811 Compliant (backdriveable?) mechanisms will ofc be very necessary for human-interacting robots such as our robowaifus Anon. Good idea.
I recently started casting silicone with the correct vacuum chambers and pumps and all necessary equipment. Has anyone embedded a complex armature like this https://abcnews.go.com/US/video/man-built-prosthetic-hand-64975188 in silicone?
>>15191 I'm sure there are literally thousands of examples of silicone casting over armatures in the Dark Rides (theme parks) industry. And for the Creature EFX sub-industry in cinema, the results can be pretty remarkable. But for our DIY garage-factory Robowaifu prototyping, I'm fairly sure that silicone's density pretty much precludes most other industries' usage of it. For example, solid-casting a thigh would basically weigh about the same as the same volume of a real human's. Much too heavy tbh. The Medical Prosthetics industry may inform our approaches with the material however. For example, the notion of using a thin-ish sheet (or film) of medical-grade silicone over a sub exo-shell/structural mechatronics could be a very suitable approach for us all. Good luck with your prototyping efforts Anon. Please keep us up to date!
>>15194 Interesting. I will look into making negatives of my molds so that the silicone can go over a shell.
>>15215 Sounds great! You might consider an initial rough prototype using wooden dowels like MeidoDev (>>11446), or Kiwi (>>15214). Over that you might fashion some of that flexible craft EVA foam that's popular as a base for cosplay & accessories at conventions like the various 'Cons, etc. (>>6506) and fasten it over your wooden framework. This outer shell would become the basis of a form for a negative mold, right? Create her 'skin' using your hi-grade silicone, color it, decorate it, etc. and Bob's your uncle! :^) Looking forward to seeing your progress Anon.

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New, Cutting Edge, or Outside the Box Tech meta ronin 04/09/2021 (Fri) 02:11:57 No.9639 [Reply]
ITT: We discuss Metamaterials, Self Organizing Systems, and other "outside of the box" tech (flexible PCBs, Liquid Battery, etc) I'll start with this video on self-assembling wires, and will add more as I come across it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeHWqr9dz3c
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>>10895 >Internal repair robots for our robowaifus, at some point? Yes, I've thought occasionally about issues involving automated repairs of our robowaifus. It would definitely be a very high-end feature during the first years, but it would certainly be a tremendous facility to have in place. Just imagine how nice it would be if our vehicles and other complex machines could do their own maintenance. Same for robowaifus.
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>>10905 A simpler version or alternative to this are robots which are using magnetic fields outside of their body. Didn't watch the vids I link here right now, but something about it another day: https://youtu.be/N7lXymxsdhw https://youtu.be/Y_uyCcXMJR0 There's much more on this on YT if one looks for 'microrobots megnetic fields'. However, this is not very pressing, so it might be a needless distraction (for which I tend to fall very often). Just wanted to mention it, so we have it on the radar.
>>10909 >Just wanted to mention it, so we have it on the radar. Fair enough. Always good to plan ahead. And honestly, I've certainly left my fair share of 'notes' behind here on the board. Being a sort of information repository of robowaifus is actually quite valuable I think.
I haven't been adding to this thread in a while, but I found something today that fits the bill conductive paint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK5PsHC9AjM
>>15168 That is a very cool idea Meta Ronin. I imagine we can actually find some usages for that with the structural elements inside our robowaifus.

RoboWaifuBanners Robowaifu Technician 09/15/2019 (Sun) 10:29:19 No.252 [Reply] [Last]
This thread is for the sharing of robo waifu banners. As per the rules, fallow these requirements:

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>>15159 Hi anon, it would be appreciated if you would stick to the theme of the board and not necro years old threads just to start drama.
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>>15161 not starting anything, just pointing something out >and not necro years old threads the thread is and was on the first page. last post by BO himself also, >>15031 >we don't have such a thing as necro'ing here on /robowaifu/ so don't start rulecucking not sage'ing this post because there is no point
>>15163 >so don't start rulecucking Heh, if there's any rule 'cucking' to be done here, I think I might have a say. :^) A) >Be civil. >Be courteous. >Be patient with each other. (>>14130) There's plenty of crap to be had elsewhere friend, let's work to keep this little slice of heaven clear of it yeah? B) I entirely concur with AllieDev. Post an unprovoked barb against an anon who made a post you disagree with almost a year and a half ago is not only poor form, but frankly embarrassing. Secondly, he's my Lieutenant Admin here, and has everyone's back. Kindly respect that kthx. Two demerits Anon, report to study hall. :^) No really. We need the help of talented, motivated individuals here. If you're interested in robowaifu development in any fashion, then why not lend us a hand? Cheers.
>>15164 >then why not lend us a hand did and do, since 8ch had to comment on that because I, anonymous, made that banner
>>15172 LOL. Touché, Anon :^) Your work is much appreciated here!

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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>>10218 > but all their robots are discontinued now. Too bad, but thanks very much for bringing them up for us here Anon. Any idea what the scientists, designers, and engineers who worked on these projects are doing these days? Also (silly question since they were obviously commercial endeavors) any chance any of these system software or designs are accessible today?
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Here's an overview by James Bruton on robot projects: https://youtu.be/XpkVhmbLVTo including humanoids.
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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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>>14953 > I'm thinking we should start developing standard waifu parts. I think we will all likely look back on this post and this design phase of your robowaifu career as epochal Anon. Godspeed.
>>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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Why consider alternative CPU architectures for secure systems? Robowaifu Technician 07/25/2020 (Sat) 13:55:25 No.4506 [Reply] [Last]
Hello Anons, wanted to share some info and perhaps make you think about what you should compute with. x86/amd64 -Proprietary ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) This means to get enough low-level detail requires signing non disclosure agreements (NDA). Even then, they might not disclose all the available commands (see Breaking x86 video below). If you cannot trust what the processor is doing, then no open-source software will make it any more trustworthy. -Complexity Common instruction sets come with hundreds (over a 1000 for x86) instructions. Breaking x86 instruction set https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=KrksBdWcZgQ Hardware backdoor x86 (not for all processor models) https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=_eSAF_qT_FY The more complex the system, the more bugs (in hardware and software). Intel had plenty of bugs that were discovered post release, for example the Pentium floating point division: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_FDIV_bug). Interestingly, the x86 assembly instructions are actually decoded to a sequence of RISC instructions to be used by the internal cores of the CPU.

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I haven't really thought much about security other than simply not giving it any sort of internet connectivity. I had thought about giving it some wireless connectivity, but only because of the limitations of fitting a PC inside of a space roughly the size and shape of a human skull and torso. I was thinking of a completely offline server with wireless transceiver and another transceiver inside the skull, with a signal only strong enough to maintain a signal within my own property.
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>>4506 Going to necro this thread. Does anyone use a librebooted thinkpad for their development? How is it? I'm getting one for backdoor-less work. Second pic unrelated.
>>6858 MIPS back on the menu? Restructure in 2021. https://www.mips.com/about/
>>13155 Please contribute ideas into the Sumomo Project thread Anon (>>14409) We're designing solutions that are intended to deal directly with issues such as this. Your feedback there would be appreciated! >>13757 >Going to necro this thread. Lol, we don't have such a thing as necro'ing here on /robowaifu/, Anon. We keep subjects on-topic to the extent feasible. Your's is in the right place afaict. I wish I had info for you, but I've never gotten my own Thinkpad yet. I know it's a popular topic though, so I imagine it's locatable info. Please share here again with anything you uncover Anon! >>14745 >>14764 This would be welcome if true Anon. Have any >tl;dr for us a month passed?

C++ General Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2019 (Mon) 02:49:55 No.12 [Reply] [Last]
C++ Resources general

The C++ programming language is currently the primary AI-engine language in use.

isocpp.org/get-started
https://archive.is/hp4JR

stackoverflow.com/questions/388242/the-definitive-c-book-guide-and-list
https://archive.is/OHw9L

en.cppreference.com/w/
https://archive.is/gt73H

www.youtube.com/user/CppCon
https://archive.is/QGynC

BTW if you're new to C++ and you're stuck on Windows (either you can't or won't upgrade to Linux) then you can at least incorporate a good, open shell into your system to begin with so you can follow along. Start at this link, and if you have any questions just ask ITT:
www.msys2.org/
https://archive.fo/p3EUc
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>>14758 Naicu insights, Anon. Thanks! >correct code is both easier to understand and faster. Lol, you clearly saved the best bit for last. :^) I would go further and add that the closer you fashion a solution in code to one that a domain expert themselves immediately recognize as good one, then the more likely it is to be efficient in both time and space after compilation. I hope you help us all with the drivers Anon. We'll probably start with the Arduino Nano (which is amply documented already) and move out from there. Cheers.
>>14759 Sure. But I haven't done drivers. Never touched an Arduino either.
>>14765 Neat! That's good to hear Anon. Welcome aboard! >But I haven't done drivers. It'll be easy. You just need to devise a standardized way to talk to the device's pins. As you might imagine, pin numbers can be all over the place, and may also require small amounts of preamble ceremony beforehand. We just need to turn that into easy to remember interfaces, standard across all the devices we'll use in our robowaifus. I'd suggest you have a look at Derek Molloy's videos for a starter Anon. https://www.youtube.com/c/DerekMolloyatDCU/playlists >Never touched an Arduino either. You might want to pick up a handful then, they're quite inexpensive (for the power they bring). Here's but one of hundreds of possible sources, 3 for ~ US$ 20 www.amazon.com/REXQualis-Board-ATmega328P-Compatible-Arduino/dp/B07WK4VG58 >=== -fix missing greenquote
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>>14738 kek, feel free to email the libcaptcha author (kefeer@brokestream.com). that library has some problems indeed, I noticed that various things were wrong when I used it for the ib, I even felt tempted to rewrite it entirely, or at least partly, or at the very least fix the compiler warnings, but got scared by the copyright notice (points 1 and 2 in particular). and didn't want to waste time writing my own. I ended up doing things like avoiding the gifSize "constant" entirely and the declare my own ("constexpr int gifSize = 17646"; constexpr is a C++ specifier for expressions that are known at compile time). to avoid some of the semantic problems that you mention. you're wrong about the internal linking tho. g++ uses internal linking by default for symbols marked as "const" (and static, obviously). I never #include the libcaptcha.c file, so the compiler would throw an error (even before linking) if I tried to use those symbols anyway. the C++ part (my code) is even worse. from the hard-coded queries to the obscure orm (which needs it's own compiler to generate implementation files), blocking queries everywhere, and non-threadsafe globals in a multi-threading context. it nonetheless work. I might try to write something better in zig or C++ in the distant future
>>14826 >blocking queries everywhere, and non-threadsafe globals in a multi-threading context. We'd certainly be interested in seeing solutions to these issues Anon. BTW, do you know of Apple's libdispatch ?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY /ROBOWAIFU/ Robowaifu Technician Board owner 11/27/2019 (Wed) 17:27:05 No.1591 [Reply] [Last]
5th Birthday Edition greeting here: (>>14499) Well it's Thanksgiving time again and that means it's /robowaifu/s birthday time too. It's been 3 full years since we began, and this last one has been a bit of a ride tbh. With the deplatforming of 8ch all of us who had communities there were mostly left out in the cold. Thankfully we've been given a new home here in our bunkerhome at JulaynuJulay, and a few of us have found our way back together here. Hopefully the rest of us will find Julay, and /robowaifu/ again as well. We've also made some new friends since we've been here, and I think we're in pretty good shape all things considered. On the topic of deplatforming, we have a new archival system in action that keeps a copy of the board up to date on my machine. Note that my original intent was to fully automate the archive.today archives, but it hasn't worked properly (they seem to be fighting against bots pretty hard now). I hope at least one other of you will also join in for the approach that's actually working, and use BUMP to keep at least one other copy of /robowaifu/ safe in addition to my own. You never know what might happen to my gear (or even to me), and it's just smart thinking to have at least two of us keeping this board safe. My intent is to finish up the system for board migrations (along with Robi), and then bring over other things from the old files and get this board in shape again. Then we can keep it fully backed up together. As you regulars know, /robowaifu/ is basically unique among imageboards and well-deserves preservation IMO. Any other takers for doing backups as well? I just use a cronjob and it's all fully automatic daily I never have to touch it. I'll explain everything in detail how to do it if anyone else wants to participate. One other thing; should anything ever happen to Julay, just regroup on FatchanAnoncafe in our bunker-bunker there. Actually, I'm pretty upbeat about both the world of IB communities in general, and our own /robowaifu/ in particular. We all took a hard knock a few months ago, but we're back on our feet and in the fight again. Kudos in particular to both Julay and Smug for their innovations with the webring introduction. It's lent a resilience to the underlying systems for all our various communities that we've never had before afaict. This alone should help to ensure we have a long future of shitposting together anons. Anyway moving on, I hope this coming year will also see a resurgence in everyone's posts here about their personal projects. I intend to do so myself. It's always a pleasure to see Anon's efforts and blog-posts about their current attempts and ideas, regardless whether they are successes or failures. Persistence is really the single most important factor for eventual success--even more than innate talent--and so just don't quit anon! Don't be afraid to get back in the game even if you met with failure before. Try something different this time, right? Industry-wise, I think that most predictions about the ever-increasing pace of technological innovations in the areas pertinent to robowaifu production are on track. I believe this will eventually also translate into much cheaper components and other resources that we all need for our projects. AI is gradually improving and becoming more accessible for the budding software engineers among us (and the old hands too). 3D printing is still improving and becoming more widespread and a bit cheaper in general. Mechanism designs are slowly becoming better suited to cheap production techniques. Electronics of all sorts keep getting better. Materials science breakthroughs also pop up occasionally.

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>>14786 >Merry Christmas! May the lord's blessing be with you. Christ loves us all, and on this hallowed day I'd like to thank him for helping to guide us. Thank you Kiwi. It's hard for me to express the pleasure and gratitude your words fill my heart with. Indeed, we will certainly need our Good Lord's help and intricate assistance by the Holy Spirit if we are to succeed at this amazing task we've all undertaken together. Literally anything we can possibly need by way of knowledge, wisdom, and insight is already on His table in abundance for us. Seek His face, and He will give you good success!! :^)
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Happy New Year's Day /robowaifu/ ! I just want to encourage you all that we've made it to a new year together, and we continue to make good progress. Just look at how far we've already come together! :^) I want to prod you all with a sharp-pointy-stick myself being the first and foremost for the treatment haha to redouble your efforts and see what you can accomplish during the 11 months until /robowaifu/'s next birthday on Thanksgiving weekend. I'm sure we can achieve some wonderful things together. Keep.Moving.Forward. Cheers. >>14781 Thanks! Hope you had a good one AllieDev. Looking forward to seeing your ShipGrill & everything else from you this year tbh.
Happy new year everyone
>>1591 Happy birthday/robowaifu/! Hopefully many cool robot projects get completed this year!
>>14889 >>14899 Thanks Anons! Your greetings and well-wishes are much appreciated. :^)

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