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kennet
07-19-2009, 05:37 PM
I'm building a non-biped adult-sized humanoid robot with the ability to completely bend over a hospital bed or a dinning table without falling over and actually kiss someone on the forehead. The robot will be ready in a few weeks. Although it's not a bi-ped it has an articulated spine' and it's over 6feet tall. It has a terminator type appearance.

I was wondering if anyone has already built a robot with this ability.

Adrenalynn
07-19-2009, 06:55 PM
Hi Kennet,

Welcome to the forum!

Photos/Video. :)

kennet
07-19-2009, 07:26 PM
Thanks.

DresnerRobotics
07-21-2009, 10:17 AM
I'm building a non-biped adult-sized humanoid robot .... and actually kiss someone on the forehead ... It has a terminator type appearance.


Is the objective here to terrorize people? :O LOL

kennet
07-21-2009, 07:55 PM
You make a good point Andrew. I wanted to build something which could interact on a very personal level with hospital patients or restaurant patronts. I followed your articles in Servo Magazine and got the idea of building the ultimate Virtural Presence Robot. I do remember you saying that it scared family members .

Maybe I'll change the design of the face.

Ken

Connor
07-21-2009, 08:31 PM
There is a point in which Robots turn from cute to scary.. and it's a very fine line. The more human they look the scarier the are until we reach a point in which they can't really be distinguesd from a human. It's called the "uncanny valley", you man want to research the social aspect of this and see what you can find. Here is a link to some info on it.

http://io9.com/5259858/the-scariest-killer-robots-look-like-dead-people


Thanks, Connor

kennet
07-22-2009, 05:44 PM
Hi Conner, thanks for the link. Great site!

I built this robot in response to Japan's insatiable appetite for a humanoid robot capable of giving care to its rapidly aging population.

While I was in the final stages of completing the robot , I remember getting an strange feeling going up and down my spine. Now I'm use to it. Now I'm just in awe. I'm hoping the general public will be comfortable with it as well.

Adrenalynn
07-22-2009, 06:18 PM
I'm sure we'd appreciate more what you're talking about if you were to post pictures and video.

kennet
07-22-2009, 07:24 PM
I have earlier photos and will post them over the weekend if not sooner .I have also taken steps to set up a web site, so I am going to be quite busy.

You have to understand that I am seeking a patent on the bottom part of the humanoid, because I believe it will change the direction of non -bipeds.

Adrenalynn
07-22-2009, 11:34 PM
Once you've been issued a filing number it's all good anyway, disclosure-wise. At that point priority is protected... (I've done way too many dozens of them...)

Or just throw a black cloth or mask over the base - that's not the part we're having trouble visualizing anyway

But yeah, we'll definitely wait for your earlier photos.

kennet
07-23-2009, 03:20 PM
I appreciate your patience. I took a lot of photos during the building process. I want to give everybody a good photo.

kennet
07-25-2009, 02:28 PM
Here is a link.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/BrowsePhotos.jsp?&collid=354842265113.439690265113.1248549775039&page=1

Ken

darkback2
07-25-2009, 02:35 PM
the link comes up as album not found?

kennet
07-25-2009, 03:34 PM
http://images.kodakgallery.com/photos5145/1/65/2/69/39/2/239690265113_0_ALB.jpg

Adrenalynn
07-25-2009, 04:50 PM
Album not found, and post following DB's not found either. :(

kennet
07-25-2009, 07:37 PM
http://www.kodakgallery.com/PhotoView.jsp?&collid=354842265113.439690265113.1248568424539&photoid=239690265113&folderid=0&view=1&page=1&sort_order=&albumsperpage=&navfolderid=2009

jes1510
07-25-2009, 08:33 PM
Same result. Album not found. Can I suggest that you use the TRC gallery or perhaps something like Flikr or photobucket?

lnxfergy
07-25-2009, 09:39 PM
Guessing it is a permissions issue:

"The link you are using is no longer valid. If this link was sent to you in an email and you would like to view the photos, you will need to contact the album owner and have them share the album using the Gallery's share feature."

-Fergs

kennet
07-26-2009, 12:39 AM
Sorry everybody. I'm not as internet savvy as I should be.
My daughter usually handles this kind of stuff for me, but she's out of town for the weekend. She's also building my web site, and makes everything seem so easy. I'm definitely going to double her allowance.

In my defense, I have built my own servos and actuators from scatch(controllers included).My advice is,don't try this at home. Quite time consuming , unless your designing and building powerful robotic arms capable of actually doing something meaningful.

Ok. I'm going to try and figure this thing out. Hopefully before she comes home and starts laughing at me.

kennet
07-26-2009, 12:46 AM
Thanks for the advice every one.I'm working on it.

Ken

kennet
07-27-2009, 06:09 PM
Here is the link!!!!

Please go to the gallery.

http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/gallery/files/2/5/4/3/vpr-1.bmp