Thousands of Motions

Takara Tomy's i-SOBOT is the first humanoid "toy" launched at end of 2007. This forum is dedicated to hacking the i-SOBOT.
5 postsPage 1 of 1
5 postsPage 1 of 1

Thousands of Motions

Post by Humanoido » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:19 pm

Post by Humanoido
Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:19 pm

I've noticed that i-SOBOT is even more fully detailed, and has more functions, than the quote in the specs. For example, each function is numbered in order, however, some numbers are a combination of many moves, such as head positions, arm positions, body movements, speech, and so on... I think when there's time, I'll go back and re-document most of these... Maybe i-SOBOT has thousands functions, and not just a few hundred. Any thoughts?

humanoido
I've noticed that i-SOBOT is even more fully detailed, and has more functions, than the quote in the specs. For example, each function is numbered in order, however, some numbers are a combination of many moves, such as head positions, arm positions, body movements, speech, and so on... I think when there's time, I'll go back and re-document most of these... Maybe i-SOBOT has thousands functions, and not just a few hundred. Any thoughts?

humanoido
Humanoido offline
Savvy Roboteer
Savvy Roboteer
User avatar
Posts: 574
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:00 am
Location: Deep in the Heart of Asia

Thousands of motions?

Post by ftobe » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:46 pm

Post by ftobe
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:46 pm

Did you ever go back and study all the motions for the iSobot?

I'd love to get a program or two for my grandson that are complex enough to stimulate his interests.

Thanks,

Frank Tobe
The Robot Report
http://www.TheRobotReport.com
[email protected]
Did you ever go back and study all the motions for the iSobot?

I'd love to get a program or two for my grandson that are complex enough to stimulate his interests.

Thanks,

Frank Tobe
The Robot Report
http://www.TheRobotReport.com
[email protected]
ftobe offline
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:12 pm

Post by Humanoido » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:43 pm

Post by Humanoido
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:43 pm

I did begin to study the motion combinations and there were so many that it was a bit overwhelming. After I did the iSobot programming for space walk along the telescope, much of my time and effort was diverted to the Parallax Penguin desktop robot which is even smaller than iSobot. I've written over a thousand programs for Penguin Robot and posted these at the Parallax Forum and the Penguin Robot Society website.

http://www.robotinfo.net/penguin/

http://forums.parallax.com/forums/

I even have a Penguin Robot Superhero article in the latest issue of Robot magazine. May-June.

It's rather simple to put together motion combinations for iSobot, using the manual and by keying those in. Unfortunately I don't have any crib sheets available with the programming, but that would be a great project for someone to work on. In fact, there are so many combinations, you really need to decide on your objectives and applications with the robot.

I know the robot was claimed to be a toy, but the magnitude of its power far outweighs that simplistic claim.

humanoido
I did begin to study the motion combinations and there were so many that it was a bit overwhelming. After I did the iSobot programming for space walk along the telescope, much of my time and effort was diverted to the Parallax Penguin desktop robot which is even smaller than iSobot. I've written over a thousand programs for Penguin Robot and posted these at the Parallax Forum and the Penguin Robot Society website.

http://www.robotinfo.net/penguin/

http://forums.parallax.com/forums/

I even have a Penguin Robot Superhero article in the latest issue of Robot magazine. May-June.

It's rather simple to put together motion combinations for iSobot, using the manual and by keying those in. Unfortunately I don't have any crib sheets available with the programming, but that would be a great project for someone to work on. In fact, there are so many combinations, you really need to decide on your objectives and applications with the robot.

I know the robot was claimed to be a toy, but the magnitude of its power far outweighs that simplistic claim.

humanoido
Humanoido offline
Savvy Roboteer
Savvy Roboteer
User avatar
Posts: 574
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:00 am
Location: Deep in the Heart of Asia

Re: Thousands of Motions

Post by tempusmaster » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:15 am

Post by tempusmaster
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:15 am

Humanoido wrote:I've noticed that i-SOBOT is even more fully detailed, and has more functions, than the quote in the specs. For example, each function is numbered in order, however, some numbers are a combination of many moves, such as head positions, arm positions, body movements, speech, and so on... I think when there's time, I'll go back and re-document most of these... Maybe i-SOBOT has thousands functions, and not just a few hundred. Any thoughts?

humanoido

The original prototypes had over 200+ including some that were eliminated because of concerns over potential music copyright issues. The version that eventually shipped does have about 8 Easter Eggs in addition to the documented motions.

In any case, you can create as many new and complex motions as you like using RoboDance and a low cost IR transmitter like this.
Humanoido wrote:I've noticed that i-SOBOT is even more fully detailed, and has more functions, than the quote in the specs. For example, each function is numbered in order, however, some numbers are a combination of many moves, such as head positions, arm positions, body movements, speech, and so on... I think when there's time, I'll go back and re-document most of these... Maybe i-SOBOT has thousands functions, and not just a few hundred. Any thoughts?

humanoido

The original prototypes had over 200+ including some that were eliminated because of concerns over potential music copyright issues. The version that eventually shipped does have about 8 Easter Eggs in addition to the documented motions.

In any case, you can create as many new and complex motions as you like using RoboDance and a low cost IR transmitter like this.
Latest robot news, information, reviews, hacks, photos, and videos - with special on-site coverage from Japan
http://www.robots-dreams.com
tempusmaster offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar
Posts: 532
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:00 am

Post by tom_chang79 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:00 pm

Post by tom_chang79
Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:00 pm

The easter egss are awesome! There's a thread on it here somewhere...
The easter egss are awesome! There's a thread on it here somewhere...
tom_chang79 offline
Savvy Roboteer
Savvy Roboteer
User avatar
Posts: 116
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:31 am
Location: California


5 postsPage 1 of 1
5 postsPage 1 of 1
cron