>There's a master telling the subs what to do. Providing end coordinates for the subs to independantly process and decide on the best path to reach that goal. I'd also have them process safety features like stopping when hitting something then telling the master they hit something.
You've got it Kiwi, that's it! I plan to have 4 SBCs (probably) of the RPi4/BeagleboneBlue class for the 'core' (contained within their RF-shielded & cooled 'breadbox'). All the ancillary & attendant MCUs can be much lower-powered (both computationally & actual power consumption). The data signalling wires should just be daisy-chains of smol-gauge STP, generally-speaking, and they'll emanate out from this central core.
OTOH, general DC power buss daisy-chains will propagate outwards from the 'rocking' central-mass battery/power controller system
across larger-gauge wiring. The gauges can be reduced at each step along these outward, parallel-circuit chains, as the further current-carrying needs will be lower after each 'station'. This stepwise-reduction in size will also tend to a mechanical advantage concerning the power-wiring mass: by keeping much of it located near the robowaifu's central-mass and out of her extremities. We'll take a similar design approach to the sizing of her actuator motors too; smaller thrown-weight at each step along the articulation-chain and whatnot.
BTW if we decide to go with a manifold of flexible liquid-cooling tubes, the pertinent ones can be run directly alongside the power cables (which should help just a bit with their current-carrying capacity, etc). This general design approach should also help to keep the entire system slightly cooler, as some of the big heat sources get thermally-evacuated more directly and quickly. The central power controller system is very likely target #1, but is thankfully right in the core where the cooling systems can do their work best. The distributed actuators are a close #2, with the breadbox trailing at #3.
Great job on clarifying that information Anon! I plan to have well-articulated (if stylized) hands & faces for our 'big girl' robowaifus. These specializations each bring a big pile of complex challenges to the table but one thing at a time haha! :^)
, but I feel they are absolutely vital for the robowaifu's successes socially, etc. But Sumomo-chan
, and the other Chibitsu
-tier headpat daughterus (and similar) can be much simpler in most every area of course. Roughly-speaking like very sophisticated robot toys (as opposed to full-blown, complex & expensive robowaifus).
Edited last time by Chobitsu on 04/20/2023 (Thu) 03:26:33.