I have always wanted to build a robot using AI thinking about how cool it could be.
I am trying to go with a not so uncanny design like a dog or something how ever it could still be weird as I want to make it Bipedal.
The Goal is to try and replicate real voice with a spring that vibrates at a pleasant resonance frequency and use a tongue, lips and it’s jaw all actuated by servo to form words like we do.
This is in very early stages of V2. I built V1 three years ago and never came close because I gave up ai was so expensive those days now thanks to Nvidia even the Jetson Nano I am using for this is light-years ahead of anything affordable 3 years ago.
Goals with this robot.
- Using it’s ears with microphones to try and locate sound. For example if you are next to the robot and ask it a question it will turn to you.
- Using cameras in clear epoxy eyes with a mechanism to look up down left right with recognition.
- I2C IMUs in several parts of it’s body for simulated balance.
- Pressure sensors in it’s feet to hopefully help it walk.
And so much more I think I need to buy the new Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit instead of the nano. I have 38 servos, 2 RPI Camera modules, Clear epoxy and much more coming in the mail I can’t wait. All of this may saturate the nanos abilities pretty quickly.
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