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RobotGrrl
04-13-2008, 09:32 AM
Hi there!

Here's a project I'm working on called BubbleBoy. It runs on an Arduino and has 2 servos. :D

It's purpose is to be a nice and friendly human-robotic interface. I hope to eventually make it interact with my software, Robbie the Robot. (It can have a human-machine conversation, vocally & sociably).

I still have some finishing touches to add, but check out the videos!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKHPAEVIR9Q


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uueNwu_iC3I

Let me know what you think about it!

Matt
04-14-2008, 10:56 AM
Keepon has a brother now! Awesome. This is an interesting project because when I saw keepon I was trying to mentally reverse engineer him myself. I was wondering how to make his body using store found items, but I came up dry. I think he was specially molded. The other thing is how fast he moves, he bops faster than regular servos move I think.

Bubble Boy is off to a great start. Please keep us posted on your progress and what you learn along the way. Are you actually processing beats right now to try and have him bop to a rhythm or is he just bopping on his own right now?

Alex
04-14-2008, 01:08 PM
That is some great work robotgrrl! Nice blog too, I just subscribed to it;)

RobotGrrl
04-14-2008, 03:09 PM
Thanks so much!

He just bops by himself now, Matt. :) These styrofoam balls are pretty cool!
But I think Keepon uses foam, as it's squishy. :)

and Thanks Alex!! :D

Adrenalynn
04-14-2008, 05:47 PM
Nicely begun, RobotGrrl!

Matt -

http://hackedgadgets.com/category/computer-hacks/page/15/

Necked Keepon, with fairly high-res photos (if you click on them)

Wonder-no-more. . . ;)