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LadyBot...

borsaci06's picture

LadyBot is my robotic head which I am working for long. She has 3 microprocessors and 5 servos for the animatronic movements. One Arduino is dedicated to webcam and MyRobotlab to track faces. One for the head movements. Now I added voice recogrition and interaction via bluetooth. She responds with some predetermined sentences on a MP3 player, command and interaction using android bluetooth app which converts text to speech and vice versa.


Custom grabbers and OpenCV capture

kwatters's picture

There's been some refactoring of OpenCV to expose a method on it that allows you to pass in a custom frame grabber directly when you tell opencv to start.  This means we can programmatically control the settings on the grabber 

 

Here's a small python example of creating a frame grabber, intializing it with the filename and the api preference and then 

 


ServoOrchestrator and InMoovGestureCreator for the Ogre

GroG's picture

Lets keep organized, do some research, and define some requirements & a plan for the "Ogre" release of MRL.


InMoov Chatbot issues. What's odd And what might be done about it.

MikeG's picture

  So of late I have become disenchanted with having my InMoov robot  Willie ask me for information so he could send a text or place a call. It seemed to me that this might be a good thing to do if he just would do it but there were a few odd things. For one thing I had not asked him to do these things. For another after some babbleing and meaningless gibbertish he would not do so. 


Nixie - successful Maven integration

GroG's picture

Yay for Nixie !
Yay for Maven and integrated Ivy !

This appears to be working (some bugs still need to be flushed out - but this was the major new functional objective for Nixie.  Several other things got implemented or partially implemented in this release, but now is the time we are switch our mission and go FULL ON BUG HUNTING....


The Meetup 2018

hairygael's picture

The Meetup in Paris in my Workshop!!  (21/06/2018)

We had so much things to talk about...

It was really great to have Greg, his family, his friends in our place for a memorable moment.

Anthony, Bruno, Régis also joined the party!

Anthony got some super beers for all of us, but we forgot to drink them, so busy we were talking.

Can you believe that !!!


Calculating the Denavit-Hartenberg parameters for InMoov

AndreasTr's picture

To make better use of the InverseKinematics service, I startet defining the necessary parameters for the right arm, according to the Denavit-Hartenberg convention.

For this task, I used the 3d InMoov V1 SketchUp-Model https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1995318.

First, here is the definition of coordinate systems:

Omoplate & Shoulder


BodyPart service for a flexible skeleton ( poc )

moz4r's picture

Almost cooked, this is very inspired by InMoov service, for a universal service, for the next InMoov service...
Kwatters pointed the interest to use a tree to identify the skeleton. I have no more cofee, but I learned cool things!

Image result for tree java

What is the goal


Language - so important, so many options, so much confusion - what to do ?

GroG's picture

Yep, the tower of babel ..  
We live in the age of Information and Information Exchange...  humans are spongey and adaptable and evolve communication all the time ..

And if everyone is using different interfaces ... how can we understand ?