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Walking Robots Series.

Ray.Edgley's picture
Going back a year or two ago, I post a couple of blogs on the then current state of walking Robots progress out in the community.
At the time, The most advanced, as in it walked was John Stagers robot.


Using Mimicspeech on the Raspberry Pi

Ray.Edgley's picture
Before we can use Mimic speech with MyRobotLab on the Raspberry Pi, we first need to install it.
The compiled executable is installed with MRL for windows, but not for the ARM based linux install used on the Raspberry Pi.
 
For this I'm using the instruction from the MycroftAI github site:
https://github.com/MycroftAI/mimic1
 

PUBLISH_MRL_COMM_BEGIN vs DisablingAutoResetOnSerialConnection

GroG's picture

Ahoy !..

I was rather dismayed when I saw my Mega attach with an Arduino service and I got a endless
error 


Lil' Nightmare

GroG's picture

Saw Ray post this - to me looks like a nice mini Boston Dynamics Nightmare ... very nice


Walking robot series

mhaskell's picture

This is an interesting series about designing a walking robot. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpwJoq86vov-C5SldDA-AhxesVHPRk74x  most of this is above my head, but might be useful to Ray in his newest challenge.


RasPi UI Proposal

GroG's picture

Here's a quick mock-up of the RasPi service UI.
Having a pin out reference I always find useful ...  can prevent blue smoke sometimes :)
Alexinator40 and Ray have been suggesting a generalized I2C interface.  I think components from the Serial service can provide a UI which allows for generalized reads and writes to devices on an I2C bus.
The buttons on the right would be just to read and write GPIO pins..


Motors Refactor

GroG's picture

Ahoy !

Now with OpenCV stuff merged on the develop branch - the branch I'm working with is closer to develop.
The largest amount of change on it that is different has to do with Motors and MotorControllers.

Motors in the past always required a direct reference to a controller.  

I don't think this is a very good design.


How to start the myrobotlab release Nixie or Manticore on the Arduino / Raspberry

Tricia279's picture

The command to start myrobotlab should look something like this:

"java -jar myrobotlab.jar -m 3g"        
 
be patient, it takes a little while for the swing gui to load.

 

This command has to be done after every new start of the Arduino / Raspberry ; a desktop icon is not existing.

 


InMoov build plan in Nixie

GroG's picture
Here is the current service build plan for InMoov in Nixie ... (looks better) need to compare it with what Manticore did.
 
i01=InMoov
i01.ear=WebkitSpeechRecognition
i01.eyelids=InMoovEyelids
i01.eyelids.eyelidleft=Servo
i01.eyelids.eyelidright=Servo
i01.eyesTracking=Tracking
i01.eyesTracking.opencv=OpenCV
i01.eyesTracking.pid=Pid
i01.head=InMoovHead
i01.head.arduino=Arduino