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Square Off - (MRL inside ?) - We hope so !

GroG's picture

Just saw this video .. Its good when you have someone skilled in expressing his excitement for your product ...  Nice ! .. I'm excited :)
I'm curious how much of MRL is still inside ?  I'd be happy/honoured if it was ...
Best of luck to our friends Aatur Mehta & Bhavya Gohil  :)


1723 Kraken, Maryspeech test

pscartozzi's picture

Reverted back to 1723 and testing Maryspeech. Having fun integrating the neopixels into the gestures files. I set the one in the head to signal different events. In this case green for face tracking.

 

 

 


Mycroft AI Mimic Speech

kwatters's picture

as of build 1891...

There's a new speech service.. MimicSpeech.  MimicSpeech is a wrapper around the "mimic" speech project from the Mycroft AI project.

At a friends birthday party recently someone said I should look into the Mycroft AI project.   So, I did, it looks like they've done a good job running with much of the CMU speech stuff.  


Servo Mapper

calamity's picture

There was a lot of discution about the servo mapper this week-end and we did not seem to found a consensus how to fix the problem related the it's usage.

To have the servo service work properly, the user should be able to


Servo testing

Mats's picture

I started to test the Servo service to be able to make it work again.

I made some testing on version 1723 and the repeated the same tests on the latest version.


Rotary encoders using Gray code

Mats's picture

Servos often use potentiometers to measure the position. That works fine if you have a good quality potentiometer. A different alternative is to use an optical or mechanical decoder. You can find examples of 3D printed rotary encoders here:   

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1957311

It's made in two variants.

Natural encoded ( i.e. simply using binary form where a hole represents 1 and no hole = 0). 

Gray code. Gray code has the advanage that only one bit changes for each step of the rotation.


Pinocchio playing drums (almost)

calamity's picture

 

 

https://youtu.be/76EfxJIRVXk

A little video for demonstration of the IntegratedMovement service.

The position of the cymbal and the tom are scripted, but how the inMoov choose to move the stick to the tom or cymbal is fully determined by the service. 


Speaking with Emotion

kyle.clinton's picture

This past week I made my Hack-A-Thon project to add MaryXML a valid input for speech inside of MyRobotLab.  I decided to add this to improve the capabilities of MarySpeech inside MRL.  MaryXML allows the input of markup language that allows the voice to be modified in the middle of the file. 


MRL on a ... - what? (GPD Win)

MaVo's picture

(metric measurements)

This tiny thing is running Windows without any noticable lags, stuttering, etc.

MRL doesn't seem to have any greater problems either (haven't tested much so far).

I can't tell you how well it performs running an InMoov, but can test out other things for sure (maybe not next week, but after that ...)

 

Some specs: