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Mini Darwin Review

Post by UncleBob » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:25 am

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Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:25 am

So excited ! Just received a Mini Darwin for review. I will report the basic functions, how to program it, etc.

Do drop a word here if there is anything about it you like to know.

Robotis Mini Darwin Review Part 1
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Robotis Mini Darwin Review Part 2
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This video shows how to control a Mini Darwin using an Android device via bluetooth. The app is only in Korean at the moment. You can tell the robot to walk and do other stuffs by pressing buttons on the app. It also uses the gyro sensor and voice recognition on the Android tablet to tell the robot what to do.

This is not the review video but is a good laugh.
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So excited ! Just received a Mini Darwin for review. I will report the basic functions, how to program it, etc.

Do drop a word here if there is anything about it you like to know.

Robotis Mini Darwin Review Part 1
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Robotis Mini Darwin Review Part 2
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This video shows how to control a Mini Darwin using an Android device via bluetooth. The app is only in Korean at the moment. You can tell the robot to walk and do other stuffs by pressing buttons on the app. It also uses the gyro sensor and voice recognition on the Android tablet to tell the robot what to do.

This is not the review video but is a good laugh.
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Re: Mini Darwin Review

Post by UncleBob » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:11 am

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No replies. No one wants to see the review ?
No replies. No one wants to see the review ?
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Re: Mini Darwin Review

Post by xevel » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:28 pm

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Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:28 pm

I do!
Any additional info that has not been already made public, gotchas, etc are of interest for me (Yeah, it's a little bit broad, I know).
I do!
Any additional info that has not been already made public, gotchas, etc are of interest for me (Yeah, it's a little bit broad, I know).
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Re: Mini Darwin Review

Post by UncleBob » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:39 pm

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Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:39 pm

Thank dude ! Your encouragement helps a lot ! :D
Thank dude ! Your encouragement helps a lot ! :D
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Re: Mini Darwin Review

Post by i-Bot » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:34 pm

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Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:34 pm

Thanks for the review.

Could you describe how the kinematics of the mini compare to the Darwin OP and the Premium ?
Thanks for the review.

Could you describe how the kinematics of the mini compare to the Darwin OP and the Premium ?
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Re: Mini Darwin Review

Post by xevel » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:36 pm

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Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:36 pm

Cool review, thanks!

So since the USB port is "under the hood", what is the recommended workflow to program it right now?
Is it possible to program it from the bluetooth connection?
Cool review, thanks!

So since the USB port is "under the hood", what is the recommended workflow to program it right now?
Is it possible to program it from the bluetooth connection?
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Re: Mini Darwin Review

Post by UncleBob » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:51 am

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Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:51 am

i-Bot wrote:Thanks for the review.

Could you describe how the kinematics of the mini compare to the Darwin OP and the Premium ?


It is hard to compare the kinematics with the Darwin OP because Darwin OP generate its gait on the fly (I think). I would imagine the mini's motion is similiar to the Bioloid. Though I will have to see the code to be sure.
i-Bot wrote:Thanks for the review.

Could you describe how the kinematics of the mini compare to the Darwin OP and the Premium ?


It is hard to compare the kinematics with the Darwin OP because Darwin OP generate its gait on the fly (I think). I would imagine the mini's motion is similiar to the Bioloid. Though I will have to see the code to be sure.
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Re: Mini Darwin Review

Post by UncleBob » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:53 am

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xevel wrote:Cool review, thanks!

So since the USB port is "under the hood", what is the recommended workflow to program it right now?
Is it possible to program it from the bluetooth connection?


You can drill a small hole to get to the USB for convience. At the moment, I do not see an app to upload code via bluetooth. I will have to search around to see if there are other apps to download.
xevel wrote:Cool review, thanks!

So since the USB port is "under the hood", what is the recommended workflow to program it right now?
Is it possible to program it from the bluetooth connection?


You can drill a small hole to get to the USB for convience. At the moment, I do not see an app to upload code via bluetooth. I will have to search around to see if there are other apps to download.
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Re: Mini Darwin Review

Post by vaguin » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:46 pm

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Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:46 pm

thank you unclebob for your review

as always you are so helpful, i envy you for that little robot, hehe, i think you are in hong kong, it would be good to meet your robots there, sometimes i have to go to china on business

take care man

greetings from colombia...
thank you unclebob for your review

as always you are so helpful, i envy you for that little robot, hehe, i think you are in hong kong, it would be good to meet your robots there, sometimes i have to go to china on business

take care man

greetings from colombia...
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Re: Mini Darwin Review

Post by bugbaal » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:38 pm

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Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:38 pm

When will it be available for purchase?
Tnx
When will it be available for purchase?
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Re: Mini Darwin Review

Post by nunogato » Wed May 28, 2014 1:08 pm

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bugbaal wrote:When will it be available for purchase?
Tnx


Hi, it's already available to order, we are receiving the first units at RoboSavvy next week :)
bugbaal wrote:When will it be available for purchase?
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Hi, it's already available to order, we are receiving the first units at RoboSavvy next week :)
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Re: Mini Darwin Review

Post by Tumster » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:16 pm

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Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:16 pm

Hi,
Is it possible to program Darwin Mini to be totally autonomous?
So it has it's own personality etc ? (Similar to a sony aibo or qrio)
Does the voice recognition only work through the smartphone app, or is it possible to add voice recognition to the robot itself?

EDIT.

Is it possible to include AIML into the programming, and allow the robot move with responses etc ?
Would the programming allow the robot to remember responses etc ?
Hi,
Is it possible to program Darwin Mini to be totally autonomous?
So it has it's own personality etc ? (Similar to a sony aibo or qrio)
Does the voice recognition only work through the smartphone app, or is it possible to add voice recognition to the robot itself?

EDIT.

Is it possible to include AIML into the programming, and allow the robot move with responses etc ?
Would the programming allow the robot to remember responses etc ?
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