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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

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>>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.
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>>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.
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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?
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>>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

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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.
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>>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.
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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;

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>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.
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>>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.
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>>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.
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>>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

AI + Brain/Computer Interface news & commentary Robowaifu Technician 09/15/2019 (Sun) 10:35:53 No.253 [Reply]
DARPA Wants Brain Implants That Record From 1 Million Neurons

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I post this because I think it's important that people remain realistic in their expectations of modern technology. I myself had a waaaay over-inflated 'mental image' of what contemporary computers, A.I and robotics are capable of. I think this Thiel guy is correct. A.I is just a boogeyman that corporations are using to divert attention away from the REAL present-day threat - themselves. https://mindmatters.ai/2021/11/peter-thiel-artificial-general-intelligence-isnt-happening/ I mean, while folks are fantasizing about sentient robots, we've got the likes of Microsoft handing all of your online (and in some cases offline) activity on a plate to your bosses. We've got the shysters at Meta trying to build their own virtual world where they can control everything, and of course China has already implemented a 1984-style dystopia that the West is itching to follow (only with slicker PR). The real threat is always people. Specifically people with money and power. Not A.I. Also, not many people realise how much power quantum computers actually need. One of my work colleagues told me his father works for Fujitsu, and they apparently have themselves a QC. It is so expensive to maintain and power all of the refrigeration that over several months, they make a list of submitted questions (complex equations and lists of data that the QC must compare and generate possible solutions for). Then they only switch on the QC for a few hours. It takes seconds to generate solutions for the majority of problems posed (DHL apparently paid a few hundred thousand dollars for answers to a complex global logistical fleet-routing problem). So we either need a lot of fission nuclear power stations or fusion power in order to make quantum computers truly viable. And fusion...well, it's still X0 years away, as it always is; https://cleantechnica.com/2021/11/09/breaking-news-fusion-recedes-into-far-future-for-the-57th-time/
>>14181 Nice post SophieDev, good points. And I think you're basically correct. However, it's undeniable that cloud-based systems working today have already achieved a level of 'personalized' interactivity and responsiveness that literally billions of humans are already flocking to the use of (Siri, Alexa, etc.) While unarguably our best efforts (both here and as a race) are going to be mere simulacrums--yet it's well worth the effort I deem. Regardless, we certainly need to keep striving towards the goal. No one knows the future with certainty, and having laid a groundwork towards functional robowaifus today, we'll be far better positioned to accentuate the positive tomorrow (when capabilities along this line will surely be more powerful than at the moment). Cheers.
>>14181 This article isn't about AI, but a superintelligence. I was always skeptical about the super-AI going wild meme. It's obvious that this doesn't just happen and preventing it from take "over the world" is a computer and network security issue. AI doesn't naturally thing in human ways, and there's also no reason to assume that something in some ways super intelligent would automatically create some conscience and then trying to take over the world. I don't want to discuss this topic much, btw. It's not the topic here anyways, we don't need human-level intelligence for our waifus. They can be smart enough in some areas, very skilled in some ways like looking stuff up and recalling details, and failing in other areas. It's also clear that if we want something human-alike then we have to construct it that way. Other AIs will be more like tools optimized for other tasks. Even existing "chatbots" often go into a wrong direction by pretending to be human and trying to trick humans that way, instead of being honest about it while thinking and responding mostly in similar ways than humans. >Thiel considers arguments about whether computers that think like people will ever be developed to be “above his pay grade.” I'm quite sure he's wrong, but it's also not relevant for us here. We're not developing CEOs and innovators. That aside, humans should make the decisions in regards to ourselves anyways. Some AI would need to be really very good at knowing us, to decide what each person needs. So in that way he might be right, but not because of intelligence. Decentralization is generally the better way to go. People wanting to create some artificial God is indeed very telling about them and in itself quite concerning.
>>14181 One more thing to keep in mind: The progess of Deep Learning came as a surprise to many scientists. For all I can tell the same is true for Elon's Starship, his landing rockets and the progress in electric vehicles. >...breaking-news-fusion-recedes-into-far-future-for-the-57th-time/ Yeah, interesting. But it was already clear that Fusion would take time and it will be more relevant to space settlements than to cutting down carbon emissions on Earth. Also, the Stellarator (Wedelstein-7X) is never mentioned, they're also making progress.

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.
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>>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.
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>>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.
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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.
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>>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.
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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.
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>>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

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What happens to your robowaifu when you die? Robowaifu Technician 09/27/2019 (Fri) 10:47:48 No.829 [Reply]
Have any of you considered what will happen to your waifu after you die? How would you prepare her to face the world alone? Will she even be able to take care of her own needs when you're gone?

Have you considered the possibility that she might be so unwilling to let you die that you'll wake up in a robot body yourself one day? Would you resent her for not allowing you to die?
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I'll have her set her on/off switch to off. Rather than try to make me into a robot, I'd rather she figured out how to make me immortal but still human.
>>834 > this isn't a science-fiction board > your human soul ...bruh
>>829 Self-destruct when I permanently die. She's mine and no one else's.
I see three distinct options: > I set aside funds for her maintenance in my will and hope it's carried out > Some similar technically inclined deviant will give her a new home > I take her with me to the grave like pharaoh and his concubine I don't know what I will do. When the time comes and I must make a choice.
The Pantheia approach.

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Minimum wafiu Kiwi 10/15/2021 (Fri) 18:34:51 No.13648 [Reply]
Minimum viable waifu. In this thread, we'll discuss what our minimums for waifus are. Be it software, hardware, physical appearance, etc. This will help us focus in on what are the minimum goals we need to achieve as our first steps. For me, I want a waifu that will be just tall enough to hug (about 1.3 m), able to follow me around and have conversations with, will follow basic commands like going to designated spots at designated times, and look like picrel.
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>>13654 Action figure joints: >>7634
>>9555 shows a method to describe the minimum requirements in different areas and then how to level it up. Here some examples: - Body movement RL00 - moving head, legs and arms, but allowing them to be moved RL01 - walking on all four RL02 - dancing on one spot with guidance from a wall or pole - Facial expressions and abilities RL00 - nice looking smile RL01 - general cute facing - Endurance RL00 - movement in bed for one hour, some time talking and min. movement RL01 - ... - Comfort - internal self cleaning by drinking water and cleaning fluid - internal storage of cleaning fluid and also lubricant for sexual usage - release of internal fluids in bathtub, shower or on toilet

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>>13655 >use a single hinge? You don't get nearly as much range of motion >>13659 The pics include a figure with no hinge at the knee, and one with the exact kind of double-hinge that I was trying to avoid.
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>>13654 Prosthetics are your friend. Human legs only bend to about 140 to 160 degrees at most.
>>13675 I should probably look into human kinesiology more in general, but the flexibility of the arm or legs is mostly limited by the thickness of the limbs. It's easier to make limbs thicker than you need to, but harder to make them smaller. Making a slim, waifish contortionist waifu is a good goal to aim towards, because you can always add to it, but if you design something clunkier, you might not be able to take off of it.

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