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What do you do with it?

Post by EC » Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:04 am

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Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:04 am

Hello. I found this site through a google advertisment. These humanoids look very interesting. But as I debate with myself wether or not I should buy one, this one question still pleugs me. What do you do with it? You build it, then you program it to do tricks. I understand there are also competitions they can enter.

So I am curious, what do you do with your Humanoid?
Hello. I found this site through a google advertisment. These humanoids look very interesting. But as I debate with myself wether or not I should buy one, this one question still pleugs me. What do you do with it? You build it, then you program it to do tricks. I understand there are also competitions they can enter.

So I am curious, what do you do with your Humanoid?
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Post by EC » Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:08 am

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Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:08 am

As I reread my question I noticed I wrote pleugs instead of plagues. Sorry if this caused any confusion.
As I reread my question I noticed I wrote pleugs instead of plagues. Sorry if this caused any confusion.
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Post by limor » Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:24 am

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Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:24 am

One day these robots will be mainstream comodities; walking around the house cleaning up, picking up your dirty laundry and making dinner. But for now, you get into it either as a hobby or a researcher.

As a robotics researcher you have the chance to invent the wheel. The price of these toys is not so high and there is not yet an established industry for personal/entertainment/domestic robots that would bind you to certain string-attached grants, standards and limiting patents etc.

As a hobby, robotics provides a challenging learning curve; you have to master a whole lot of technology like electronics, programming, mechanics and even fabrication. And you may meet other interesting people who enjoy this too and maybe participate in competititions etc.


One day i'm going to build my own lancair legacy , but in the mean time I enjoy getting these robots to do cool stuff.
One day these robots will be mainstream comodities; walking around the house cleaning up, picking up your dirty laundry and making dinner. But for now, you get into it either as a hobby or a researcher.

As a robotics researcher you have the chance to invent the wheel. The price of these toys is not so high and there is not yet an established industry for personal/entertainment/domestic robots that would bind you to certain string-attached grants, standards and limiting patents etc.

As a hobby, robotics provides a challenging learning curve; you have to master a whole lot of technology like electronics, programming, mechanics and even fabrication. And you may meet other interesting people who enjoy this too and maybe participate in competititions etc.


One day i'm going to build my own lancair legacy , but in the mean time I enjoy getting these robots to do cool stuff.
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Post by EC » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:15 am

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Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:15 am

So you are a Hobbyist, and enjoy teaching your robot to do "tricks"? Interesting.

Are you a moderator or administrator of this site? Your title and lack of personal info make me wonder if you are not a moderator However, you seem to be the only one here... I'm wondering, is robosavvy strictly a Kondo humanoid site, or does it allow the talk of other humanoid robots aswell?
So you are a Hobbyist, and enjoy teaching your robot to do "tricks"? Interesting.

Are you a moderator or administrator of this site? Your title and lack of personal info make me wonder if you are not a moderator However, you seem to be the only one here... I'm wondering, is robosavvy strictly a Kondo humanoid site, or does it allow the talk of other humanoid robots aswell?
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Post by Meltdown » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:28 am

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Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:28 am

He's not the only one here.
I'm like Timor also into it as a hobbiest.
I like to build technical stuff and improve the KHR-1.
That's the challenge i get from it.

It's also a perfect object for my CnC mill/lathe which i also build myself.
Another hobby of mine.
Call me a technogeek, heheh :)
He's not the only one here.
I'm like Timor also into it as a hobbiest.
I like to build technical stuff and improve the KHR-1.
That's the challenge i get from it.

It's also a perfect object for my CnC mill/lathe which i also build myself.
Another hobby of mine.
Call me a technogeek, heheh :)
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Post by EC » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:50 am

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Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:50 am

Sorry Meltdown, I had thought that you had left. :oops:

Do you guys have other hobbys as well, or is it mainly playing and working on your Humanoids?
Sorry Meltdown, I had thought that you had left. :oops:

Do you guys have other hobbys as well, or is it mainly playing and working on your Humanoids?
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Post by Meltdown » Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:55 am

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Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:55 am

I've got too many hobbies, Lol

Just some of them:
Playing guitar although that's my profession but also a hobby.
RC racing 1/8th gas and 1/18th electro offroad buggies.
Astronomy.
Computers.
Cnc and all kinds of technology
Women.

Not in that particular order :wink:
I've got too many hobbies, Lol

Just some of them:
Playing guitar although that's my profession but also a hobby.
RC racing 1/8th gas and 1/18th electro offroad buggies.
Astronomy.
Computers.
Cnc and all kinds of technology
Women.

Not in that particular order :wink:
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Post by limor » Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:17 pm

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Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:17 pm

EC wrote:So you are a Hobbyist, and enjoy teaching your robot to do "tricks"? Interesting.

Are you a moderator or administrator of this site? Your title and lack of personal info make me wonder if you are not a moderator However, you seem to be the only one here... I'm wondering, is robosavvy strictly a Kondo humanoid site, or does it allow the talk of other humanoid robots aswell?


The forum is pretty much "unmoderated" and certainly not stricktly a Kondo humanoid site.

We are hoping that it attracts people interested in humanoid and other walker robots. There are many robotics forums but none (AFAIK) dedicated to building humanoids and walkers.

Walker robots are different from wheeled ones in that they are inherently instable so there's an extra degree of challenge in getting them to do cool stuff.
EC wrote:So you are a Hobbyist, and enjoy teaching your robot to do "tricks"? Interesting.

Are you a moderator or administrator of this site? Your title and lack of personal info make me wonder if you are not a moderator However, you seem to be the only one here... I'm wondering, is robosavvy strictly a Kondo humanoid site, or does it allow the talk of other humanoid robots aswell?


The forum is pretty much "unmoderated" and certainly not stricktly a Kondo humanoid site.

We are hoping that it attracts people interested in humanoid and other walker robots. There are many robotics forums but none (AFAIK) dedicated to building humanoids and walkers.

Walker robots are different from wheeled ones in that they are inherently instable so there's an extra degree of challenge in getting them to do cool stuff.
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Post by EC » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:30 pm

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Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:30 pm

Women as a hobby. Alright, I'll take your word for it.
limor wrote:Walker robots are different from wheeled ones in that they are inherently instable so there's an extra degree of challenge in getting them to do cool stuff.

I see. Although I did find this cool video of a humanoid walking on a peice of sheet metal with a marker under it. Obviously the robot had a gyro in it but it was still amazing, not once did it fall down. I would have provided a link to the video but I can't remember what page it's from. You have probably seen it anyway.
Women as a hobby. Alright, I'll take your word for it.
limor wrote:Walker robots are different from wheeled ones in that they are inherently instable so there's an extra degree of challenge in getting them to do cool stuff.

I see. Although I did find this cool video of a humanoid walking on a peice of sheet metal with a marker under it. Obviously the robot had a gyro in it but it was still amazing, not once did it fall down. I would have provided a link to the video but I can't remember what page it's from. You have probably seen it anyway.
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Post by Meltdown » Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:10 am

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Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:10 am

EC

The problem is that in the line of work i'm in they're hard to ignore.

BUT better we get back on topic.
It shouldn't be long before i get me some gyros.
I think it will change the KHR-1 completely.
The videos suggest that it will.
But do i have to change all the programming i did already?
I think so but does anyone know?
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The problem is that in the line of work i'm in they're hard to ignore.

BUT better we get back on topic.
It shouldn't be long before i get me some gyros.
I think it will change the KHR-1 completely.
The videos suggest that it will.
But do i have to change all the programming i did already?
I think so but does anyone know?
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Post by robosavvy » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:35 pm

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Meltdown wrote:It shouldn't be long before i get me some gyros.
I think it will change the KHR-1 completely.
The videos suggest that it will.
But do i have to change all the programming i did already?
I think so but does anyone know?


The new Gyros are being shipped from Japan and we should have then in stock the next couple of weeks. They apprearently come as a pair (horizontal and vertical stability). There appearently is no need for a firmware upgrade of the RCB-1. And there are enough ports on the RCB-1 pair that to allow both the radio unit and the Gyros.

There are a couple of links on out Softwarepage. more information (in Japanese) on this site:
http://www3.llpalace.co.jp/robo/index.htm

(online translation: http://www.excite.co.jp/world/english/web/)
Meltdown wrote:It shouldn't be long before i get me some gyros.
I think it will change the KHR-1 completely.
The videos suggest that it will.
But do i have to change all the programming i did already?
I think so but does anyone know?


The new Gyros are being shipped from Japan and we should have then in stock the next couple of weeks. They apprearently come as a pair (horizontal and vertical stability). There appearently is no need for a firmware upgrade of the RCB-1. And there are enough ports on the RCB-1 pair that to allow both the radio unit and the Gyros.

There are a couple of links on out Softwarepage. more information (in Japanese) on this site:
http://www3.llpalace.co.jp/robo/index.htm

(online translation: http://www.excite.co.jp/world/english/web/)
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