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The Robot with Two Brains

kyle.clinton's picture

With the great post from Astro that allowed me to get over the hurdle I was stuck on with streaming video I have been able to move forward with splitting Junior's processing to run on two computers. Currently he has a RaspPi3 with a Pi cam that is running MarySpeech, 2 OLED screens for his eyes and eventually motor controls for his head and neck which will be controlled from a I2C 16-channel servo controller. The Pi is also using uv4l to stream the video from the Pi Cam


Movidius compute stick

Mats's picture

I'm using the Raspberry PI3 as the "brain" in my InMoov. The main reason is that it's small and cheap.

I have successfully used the PI camera to stream video, and that works pretty well. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWTtCBu6nUc

Depending on how you configure the camera, you can capture up to 90fps. So the camera is good.


AdafruitMotorShield - what the what ?

GroG's picture

I'm running the Test service which whips the auto-magic elves into looking in every nook & cranny for little bugs.  They found lots hiding in AdafruitMotorShield.  

I don't think its worked for years :P 

It relied on code being "injected" into MrlComm before being compiled and uploaded.  It also required the AdafruitMotorShield library to be included/compiled into the upload.

So how to get AdafruitMotorShield worky ?


Legs for InMoov to 3D print

hairygael's picture
Hello all,

Get your printers warmed UP!! The legs I had created a long time ago for InMoov are ready to download.

Remember this modele is only for standing, I'm still working on the motorized version.
http://inmoov.fr/inmoov-legs-for-printing/


Walking Robots.

Ray.Edgley's picture
The day when we can ask our robot to get us a beer and it walks to the fridge get the beer out and returns it to us out in the shed will be truly a great day.  There are some who say it can't be done, and those people will never achieve this ultimate goal, but as a community this goal is achievable and quite possibly before the end of next year.
 

MotorControl MotorController and the power range between them

GroG's picture

As I'm trying to polish up Sabertooth, Joystick, and provide an interface in python you can do this

motor.attach(joystick.getAxis("y"))

I noticed MotorControl has getPowerLevel() & getPowerOutput()  


Silly Nano !

GroG's picture

Dom wants to use A6 & A7 on the Nano

I'm about to add the 2 pins in the Arduino service pin definition for the Nano .. but what are the "real" addresses of these pins ?

They are not listed on any documentation .. I found this excellent description regarding these mysterious and silly pins on the Arduino forums..


How to make a Post with an embedded Python script

GroG's picture

Hi, when you write a post, you may want to reference a script in pyrobotlab. To reference a script, you just need to put the path to the script it in brackets.

For example :

if you have a python script in the pyrobotlab repo, you would write

[[ home/Ray.Edgley/wksr.py ]] and the following script would show up

[[home/Ray.Edgley/wksr.py]]


FaceRecognizer debug & enhance

moz4r's picture

EDIT 5/11/2017 - Video explanations ( inmoov use )

 

EDIT 4/11/2017 - Added unicode support

Added unicode support to this filter because opencv dont like it ( cannot use unicode inside folder names ).


getName() smells as sweet as a Service ?

GroG's picture

Are "things" other than Services attachable to other Services ?   I think so, but if this the case, it doesn't change the fact that the other "thing" should at some point be connected to another service.

Currently we understand attaching services this way :

Mouth <----attaches---> Ear

But I think this is valid too :