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Fred InMoov

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Fred InMoov is built using two Raspberry Pi 3 with a planned third one to be installed.

Servo Control is done using a PCA9685 Servo Driver in the form of a raspberry Pi Hat from Adafruit Industries located on the top of top moths RPi named Fred_1, This is then conneted to 3 other PCA9685 Servo Driver as stand alone boards, one located on the back, and one in each bicep.

Located in each forearm is a ADS1115_16B_4CH_I2C_ADC again from adafruit industries. This allows for 4 of the 5 finger pressure sensors to be monitored.


MrlComm and the importance of Auto-generated Code

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Ahoy !

When you have maintain the same message structures with different languages, it sometimes is advantageous to GENERATE CODE ! rather than write it.

MrlComm has messages we want to be encoded and decoded in both Java & Arduino C++, and perhaps more languages or encodings.

So we make "One Document To Control It All" -> arduinoMsgs.schema


Raspberry PI + OpenCV on latest

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So, it seems like the upgrade of OpenCV to version 1.3 has busted the OpenCVFrameGrabber on the RasPI3.  Where, I don't have a fix for this issue yet, I do have a work around for the problem.  Here's the steps to get OpenCV working on the RasPI3 on the latest build  (until we sort the javacv 1.3 issue.)


Quick Speech Test with MyRobotLab

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Here is a quick tutorial to play with speech synthesis in MyRobotLab.

Step 1 - install Java
Make sure you have Java 8 on your machine, you can download it from here

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html 


Newton is waiting for DL4J

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Newton is waiting for DL4J !!! Inmoov CUDA ready :D

 


What's Left For Manticore Release ?

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Ahoy !

I'd like to know what we need to focus on to get Manticore release done.  There has been a lot of really great work put into this, but what things need to be tied up before an official release ?

This is the Project Page.