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PYROBOTLAB - The MyRobotLab Python Community Library

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I have move the large number of Python scripts from the myrobotlab repo and moved it to pyrobotlab.

https://github.com/MyRobotLab/pyrobotlab


The Search for the Holy Grail (Free Form Speech Recognition)

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Sniffing the intertoobs has lead me first to this:

http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/sphinx/dictator/#source

which turned out to be dead - or looks that way .. Sphinx 

http://grasch.net/projects Simon project which leads to ...

https://simon.kde.org/download 

That is a C++ (with possible dependencies into KDE yikes!) program .. which can make it a little tricky interfacing Java to it .. but we've done it before..

Hmmmm


Joystick Control Remote Servo over TCP/IP

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Two instances of MRL borged together as One !   The colored tabs are the views into the remote instance's services. Remember MRL is NOT the GUI !


InMoov Design Request

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I think the InMoov design would benefit from a "tilt-able" kinect. The kinect comes with its own tiltable stand, but controlling this through the kinect driver is very problematic.

We need a single servo - tilt gimbal for the kinect.  
The kinect is the most powerful sensor we have, but we can not look down and see what is in front of us !


Pingdar Data

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Press Full Screen to watch.

This post is to examine the details of Pingdar.  


Here We Go - MRL on Android (again) :) !

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Alright - hangout telepresence, diy occulus rift, an array of sensors, acclerometer, gps, compass, gyros, bluetooth, good speech to text, & wifi are just too much !

TIME TO BORG THE DROID ! 


Borging ...Parallax Platform

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Keyboard control of the platform is now enabled - the numpad keys do the following.
7 - left wheel forward 8 - both forward 9 - right forward
4 - left forward right reverse 5 & spacebar - stop 6 - left reverse right forward
1 - left reverse 2 - both reverse 3 right reverse

Theoretically it could be put on the floor and we could test it - probably would want to go through a test of the key pad first.


MouthControl and Burning Servos

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I have a feeling that MouthControl is consuming servos at an alarming rate.
I think Gael has had 6, and MastaBlasta had 2 ..  Most likely there have been even more casualties...

I have a feeling I might know why this is happening, and I would like to refactor this service.

I think min & max is being incorrectly reset - I would like to simplify some of the structure and remove the resets.


Software from iRobot

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Free control software - worth checking out and reviewing .. Although, I was not really impressed with the interface.  A more "simple" mode would be to tilt and turn the tablet for speed and directio of platform, with thumbs controlling the gripper.


Python Community Libraries

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Hello MRL'ians :)

Wvantoorn mentioned I should start a post regarding our future Python Community Library.  Right now, our library is checked into github as part of the MyRobotLab repo.  This repo is primarily Java (framework) code - but the library has grown significantly, and there are many scripts floating around which would be nice to share, modify, modularize & improve.