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S.I.H.RO 1.0, now becoming 2.0 (Work in progress)

My next creation's approach is to be a socially interactive humanoid robot. The work is currently in progress.



S.I.H.RO 1.0 (Socially Intelligent Humanoid Robot Version 1)  is going to be an autonomous and learning humanoid robot that can interact with others surrounding it. The work is currently in progress with a friend of mine known as robotmaker10. So far, we have created a design of the head and body, and have currently been designing the process of how it will work for the past few months. Here are some photos of our progress.( Here was the first original design) 


Start Of Head

The eyeshaft controller          eyeshaft controller            The Eyes of S.I.H.RO 1.0   


UPDATE 1: I have just recently spraypainted the waist and head part of S.I.H.RO with the same color prior to my schematic. I will be soon attaching the waist to the base in which a standard servo allows it to revolve from left to right. I will then add the eye mechanism for S.I.H.RO's head, and in addition a camera for its eye. Finally, I have been working with the seeed studio sd card shield for the arduino to create speech synthesis for it. I will be posting new pictures very soon. That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted.


UPDATE 2: My friend has decided he did not like my created 1st version of S.I.H.RO. SO after hours of sketching and putting the finishing touches on it, I give you S.I.H.RO 2.0! 


S.I.H.RO 2.0


UPDATE 3: I have currently made the body form schematics of S.I.H.RHO, and a small paper model to guide me through the process of building it. The paper model schematics will be shown too in addition.

UPDATE 4: I have just ordered the parts for SIHRO, and I have created the body. Here is a picture of it!

SIHRO's body



side view


UPDATE 5: I've finally decided SIHRO's source of microcontroller: the EZ- Board. Some people may not have heard about this nice little board in particular, but it will work excellently for my little personal robot. I will keep you updated.

UPDATE 6: It has been a while since I made another update, so here it is: I had vacuum formed my little companion's head a while ago, and buffed it up real nice. Just yesterday, I also picked up two 7- color blinking leds to light up its eyes. It is not completely done yet, but here is a picture of what the body and the head looks like together. Finally, I am really thinking about SIHRO being bipedal, as well.


the plastic compilement of SIHRO


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Thank you for the nice comment. It was the coding for the test hardware programs for the sd card that I edited to make it work correctly. It turned out that the output  was meant to be 10, high, and the output pin was set at pin 4, but also needed to be changed to 10, in addtion with characters being misplaced. Currently I have been fooling around with the sd card shield to make the best possible way to do a good, understandable speech synthesis. However, I am working my way around to avoid using any speech IC chip to do the process. I have tried to modify the adafruit wave shield code to be compatible with the sd card shield, but that didn't turn out well in the process. I recently found an approach to use a large code to make a speech engine work for it with one of the following microsoft tts engines. I am still working in progress to use my current code. It will mean stringing alot of phonemes together, and putting SDFAT as its database to store the phonemes and vocal details. If all goes bad, yes, the EZB microcontroller will do the work. You see, in one of DJ Sure's explanatory videos, he said it is possible for your dream robot to 'talk' manually through the board. With this being said, there must be a certain IC on the board allowing it to do this various application. Somehow, I think I could make it use any tts engine  with a little tweaking. This great microcontroller can also be able to hold up to 20 servos (standard, continuos rotation, digital, hitec, etc.), which is great since SIHRO will be running up to 13 standard 180 degree servos. Currently, the body formation schematic of SIHRO  has been created. I decided to make a small paper model to see how it will be all put together, and will also be a guide when making the life-size body form. I will also put that up as a picture. As for SIHRO's head, I am using autocad to make that, and will either make the model myself, or print it through Shape Ways. Once agin, thank you for your interest in the start of SIHRO's progress.

Looks interesting.  I was just checking out this:



Friendly looking little beast.  I want one, so will be following your updates with joy.  For all that functionality you'll need a computer on board.  Which one were you going with?  *crosses fingers it's a raspberry pi*

Thank you much. As for the microcontroller, I am thinking about what the microcntroller should be.So far, the two main controllers I have in mind are the Arduino Uno, Or the EZB Board. In addition, I'll keep the Raspberry PI in mind. Also, if you would like me to post it, I have created my own Papero Robot that's in progress recently. :)

Especially if you're doing anything interesting with the hacks.

I have a long way to go, but one day I would love a little mate to keep me company while I surf the web.  I've been looking into whether the speech software might run on the pi.  It might, but vision is  more demanding.  Maybe a bramble (pis working together)...


Will be watching with interest to see how your plan develops. 

General Geek is making a Ras-Pi brained robot!

Yes I am, but sadly I've been a tad bit too lazy to continue working on it... and with school coming in a little over a week for me, I probably won't have much time to work on it :(

If it's just an idea, I have to give you the same crap I give everyone else who posts a "Hey, I wanna build this!" as a robot project. Refer to the Best Practices page

How to be a happy LMR-member: Do not post as a robot if you have not built anything. An idea alone is not enough to start a project page. Make sure you have at least a picture of your work in progress. If you do not have anything but an idea, please post a blog entry about it for a start.

Dear Maxhirez,

As of now this is my patent model, and can be considered the start of a project as soon as I post some work in progress pictures.I will be posting a few various photographs ASAP, so there is no need to get antsy. I hope this answers your question as to why I categorized my upcoming creation in the projects section. 

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We get a lot of wannabes who post big ideas then run off and chase fire engines. Looks legit. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for "policing", Maxhirez :)