Let's Make Robots!

Zezinho, the poser

he's a poser










Playing with movements and poses.













Testing movements and different servo speeds.




This is Zezinho, a humanoid robot that likes to pose! :)



All the microservo supports where made with the amazing material Polymorph.

For now he is being controlled by 8 analog inputs, each input controls one microservo. In the future (as I hope) he will be controlled by a computer vision system where he will try copy real human poses in real time. I'm still programming servo control functions and movements presets.


This is the analog inputs setup and a custom servo shield.
I'm using an Arduino Mega because I need more than 6 analog inputs that the regular Arduino boards have and I don't have the time (or should I say patience) to digg around multiplexers..

I'm very lucky to have the support of InMotion.pt, they sent me the Arduino Mega for the first test drive. Thank you so much Filipe!! ;)

This robot will also be my final project for the course 'O Som do Pensamento'. It will be an instalation where the user will be able to control his poses with physical controllers. I've made a controller box in acrylic and will post photos as soon as I have it with me.



update 03-07-09


Click the image to see zezinho's new home  :)



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I love the idea.

Will be interesting to see it in motion. 

I also like the way you mounted the arms - Alot of polymorph :)

I forgot to mention the use of polymorph  :-)

I am currenty working in the video(s)..  :-) 

i wonder if it's possible to make the arms themselves out of polysmurf
well, in fact, all the body can be made out of polymorph  :D
hahahah love
thnx  :-)

wow! cool idea!

i cant wait for the video(s)


videos added  :)

here is an idea for you:

take any puppet or teddy, cut it up(from back or below, anywhere it wouldn't be seen)and place your robot inside it!

that would make a great animatronic ehh..        whatever it is (thats up to you)

that would also hide the joints and stuff :D

hiding joints and wires and mechanics it is not an issue for now  :-)

I like the way materials look, color, shape and texture.

maybe in the future I will try something   :-)