New Humanoid "Iron Egg" from Shayang Ye Industrial

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New Humanoid "Iron Egg" from Shayang Ye Industrial

Post by altwolf » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:44 am

Post by altwolf
Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:44 am

Never heard of it before.

http://www.shayye.com.tw/EngVer/Product ... roList.htm

Specs:

◎The BC1 controller system

◎Compact Aluminum Bracket

◎16 Metal Gears High Power Servo

◎Programmed with BASIC ( VB )
Never heard of it before.

http://www.shayye.com.tw/EngVer/Product ... roList.htm

Specs:

◎The BC1 controller system

◎Compact Aluminum Bracket

◎16 Metal Gears High Power Servo

◎Programmed with BASIC ( VB )
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Post by Bullit » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:18 am

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Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:18 am

So why would he be called iron egg when perhaps the only parts that are iron on him are his screws and ball bearings?
So why would he be called iron egg when perhaps the only parts that are iron on him are his screws and ball bearings?
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Post by PedroR » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:13 am

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Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:13 am

I wonder what they mean by "programmable in VB".

Visual Basic is a compiler for the x86 architecture (and in that sense, any other compiler would work for an x86).

So my wonder is:
- Is the robot running an x86 chip (HIGHLY unlikely)

- Have they created their own implementation of Basic just like they did for Robonova?
If so it is not VB. It is some proprietary basic.

- Finally one other possibility is that the robot relays control to the PC in which case you'd be running VB on the PC and relaying commands to the robot.
This is something that can be done, for example, with Robobuilder once you install a Bluetooth module on it.

- Any other possibility???
I wonder what they mean by "programmable in VB".

Visual Basic is a compiler for the x86 architecture (and in that sense, any other compiler would work for an x86).

So my wonder is:
- Is the robot running an x86 chip (HIGHLY unlikely)

- Have they created their own implementation of Basic just like they did for Robonova?
If so it is not VB. It is some proprietary basic.

- Finally one other possibility is that the robot relays control to the PC in which case you'd be running VB on the PC and relaying commands to the robot.
This is something that can be done, for example, with Robobuilder once you install a Bluetooth module on it.

- Any other possibility???
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Post by Meltdown » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:12 am

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Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:12 am

Mechanically it looks like a KHR clone to me
Mechanically it looks like a KHR clone to me
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Post by tempusmaster » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:52 am

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Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:52 am

Meltdown wrote:Mechanically it looks like a KHR clone to me


From IREX last week:

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Most of them tend to look like KHR, or Robonova, or other 1st generation bots nowadays. The biggest difference is usually that the newer ones are typically cheaper (good if it's only cost but bad if the quality is compromised) and more open in terms of interface.

Iron Egg's comment about VB is only intended to show that customers can easily develop programs for the robot on PCs, and is probably because the bulk of their customers are in the Taiwan education community. You could also use C++ or other compatible languages. We didn't have time at the show to go into a lot of detail. That will come in later discussions.
Meltdown wrote:Mechanically it looks like a KHR clone to me


From IREX last week:

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Most of them tend to look like KHR, or Robonova, or other 1st generation bots nowadays. The biggest difference is usually that the newer ones are typically cheaper (good if it's only cost but bad if the quality is compromised) and more open in terms of interface.

Iron Egg's comment about VB is only intended to show that customers can easily develop programs for the robot on PCs, and is probably because the bulk of their customers are in the Taiwan education community. You could also use C++ or other compatible languages. We didn't have time at the show to go into a lot of detail. That will come in later discussions.
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OEM Humanoid

Post by mkegruber » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:49 pm

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Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:49 pm

Hi,

Shayang Ye, sell the IronEgg under OEM conditions (which Taiwan excels at). Basically you can buy the frame, motors, etc and then have it rebadged and boxed anyway you like.

I.e. you could buy the frame, add a RoBoard, choose your own servos and...

[blatant plug warning]

The BC1 reference, I assume is a reference to Innovati's BASIC Commander 1 micro controller. The BC1 uses a proprietary programming language called innoBASIC, click the link to download the innoBASIC Workshop compiler user guide.

To see how Innovati have used the Iron Egg chassis to launch their robot system, have a look at the Robotinno. The link has specifications, videos and pictures.

The Robotinno uses a PCB which is called a Servo Commander 16 which incorporates a BASIC Commander (it can control up to 16 servos).

However Innovati also sell a Servo Commander 32 (up to 32 servos) which they use in the hexapod robots. However there is no reason why the servo commander 16 cannot be switched to the 32 version providing extra DOF for;

- hands
- waist
- hips
- head
- etc

Regards
Michael Gruber
www.roboteshop.com
Hi,

Shayang Ye, sell the IronEgg under OEM conditions (which Taiwan excels at). Basically you can buy the frame, motors, etc and then have it rebadged and boxed anyway you like.

I.e. you could buy the frame, add a RoBoard, choose your own servos and...

[blatant plug warning]

The BC1 reference, I assume is a reference to Innovati's BASIC Commander 1 micro controller. The BC1 uses a proprietary programming language called innoBASIC, click the link to download the innoBASIC Workshop compiler user guide.

To see how Innovati have used the Iron Egg chassis to launch their robot system, have a look at the Robotinno. The link has specifications, videos and pictures.

The Robotinno uses a PCB which is called a Servo Commander 16 which incorporates a BASIC Commander (it can control up to 16 servos).

However Innovati also sell a Servo Commander 32 (up to 32 servos) which they use in the hexapod robots. However there is no reason why the servo commander 16 cannot be switched to the 32 version providing extra DOF for;

- hands
- waist
- hips
- head
- etc

Regards
Michael Gruber
www.roboteshop.com
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