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djsures
02-18-2011, 12:05 PM
Hey everyone! For those of you who remember the Omnibot, this is one... well, was one :)

It is now equiped with a moving head, camera, voice recognition, voice synthesis, object/facial recognition, moving arms, remote control, and bluetooth... This is version 1, so i'll be adding more stuff this weekend i hope

See build pics here: http://www.ez-robot.com/Projects/Robots/Tomy-Omnibot-V1

Video #3 (autonomous)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhlC7xOUadU

Video #2 (camera tracking)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoEF_-EQVZI

Video #1 (assembly)

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


http://www.ez-robot.com/Projects/Files/108/w.jpg

http://www.ez-robot.com/Projects/Files/108/v.jpg

djsures
02-19-2011, 05:30 PM
This robot was featured on hackaday today. So i made a video in response to the emails i had received. Asking about the camera recognition and how the head worked. I editted my first post with the new video too

Orac
02-20-2011, 09:07 AM
Wow, great job.

I have a collection of old 80's hardware in the loft with at least two of these up there.

I also have a Robie Junior (also known as Omni Jr) which could also take a 21st century upgrade :mad:

djsures
02-20-2011, 01:45 PM
Wow, great job.

I have a collection of old 80's hardware in the loft with at least two of these up there.

I also have a Robie Junior (also known as Omni Jr) which could also take a 21st century upgrade :mad:

oooh! I think you should share your treasures :) *cough cough* :D

Orac
02-20-2011, 03:51 PM
Hehe, the world isn't yet ready to gaze upon my insanity. Plus, I need permission from my wife before even thinking about bringing any down to play :)

I'm getting a big shed soon so should be able to work on some interesting projects. One robot I still need to get is the Heathkit Hero. Seen a few mods of these that look really good.

djsures
02-21-2011, 12:52 PM
Hehe, the world isn't yet ready to gaze upon my insanity. Plus, I need permission from my wife before even thinking about bringing any down to play :)

I'm getting a big shed soon so should be able to work on some interesting projects. One robot I still need to get is the Heathkit Hero. Seen a few mods of these that look really good.

a hero would be pretty rad. rip out the guts and replace it with a newer robot controller. it would be a great shell to work with. i had some friends over the other night and they were looking at my omnibot. one asked me to open it up (doesn't know much about electronics) and was surprised to see how empty it was. only 2 circuit boards (the ez-b robot controller and an hbridge). i think he expected a human brain!!!

djsures
03-06-2011, 12:43 PM
I put up a new video demonstrating his 2d autonomous code. and how he maps the path to follow hallways and door enterances. rather than just "bouncing off walls". the code is available on the website also here http://www.ez-robot.com/Projects/Robots/Tomy-Omnibot-V1 :)

YouTube - Omnibot Robot Hack Version 3

djsures
04-03-2011, 08:39 PM
I had spent some of the day working on a new motion tracking algorythm. the edge detection is enhanced. the AI on my omnibot now can easier detect colors and shapes he learns to enjoy. he takes snapshots of them as he comes across things he enjoys. my drive fills up with some funny pictures after a day of autonomous living :)

YouTube - Hacked Omnibot Robot Watching TV

djsures
04-09-2011, 01:15 AM
i took him on his first road trip... now that he's a lot smarter and acknowledging movement, shapes and colors... He reacts well observing during the roadtrip. :)

YouTube - Omnibot Takes His First Road Trip

kanda
04-09-2011, 03:41 PM
Nice work ! And so funny road trip :)

djsures
04-20-2011, 02:37 AM
Nice work ! And so funny road trip :)


Thanx dude :) I'm pretty excited for the road trip to San Fransisco for Maker Faire! :D he will also enjoy the drive!

djsures
06-09-2011, 05:06 PM
If any of you were at Maker Fiare 2011 in Bay Area... This is a video of the interactions with Omnibot. People were playing with a red ball with him. Did you interact with him? If so, see if you can spot yourself in the video!

YouTube - ‪DJ Sures' Omnibot Vision at Maker Faire 2011‬‏