COSMA - Update 1
June 24, 2013
In the meantime I named the robot astronaut Cosma, a maiden name, ancient Greek for Cosmos. Below you'll find a more specific design study. I think I will 3-D print the main body and the head. I've furthermore tested a FSR (force sensing resistor) as a kind of pain receptor and the ArduEye.
Fig. 1 Silicone elastomer based skin with FSR array as pain receptors
Fig. 2/3 Neck rotation
Fig. 4 Head rotation
Fig. 5 Arduino Mega connected to ArduEye