Let's Make Robots!

emotional robot


Today I found this in a local Carrefour store in Qingdao for 70 RMB. It has two RGB LED's which illuminate the ears and a couple of buttons. When certain buttons are pressed, it plays some songs or speaks some text (in Chinese).

I will probably hack it and build an emotional/chat robot out of it. In a first step I will take it apart and see what's inside (if my daughter let me...)

Yet another ambitious beginner robot project

I'm planning of building a small Arduino-based robot, but it seems there is a lot for me to learn. I'd be grateful of comments from more experienced and knowledgeable people. I consider myself an absolute beginner on electronics front, though I do know some of the basic electrical components and connections. I'll start with some questions.

Reacts on sensory input, speaks, shows hand gestures
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***Update 04/08/2012*** Some more programming done, see video HEAND_2: Random movements of the hand, touch sensor (integrated in its head), changing eye color when … Read more


Roams around, seeking for humans, tries to interact with them
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Update 05/06/2012 Voice recorder board finished and assembled. The loudspeaker (0.5 W/8Ω) is from an old toy, came in nicely in a small plastic box, which covers … Read more
Interacts with human beings, meows and purrs
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Update 29/05/2012 Eye mechanism designed. Built the mouth, just missing the rubber pipe. Update 28/05/2012 Schematic of the ISD2560 added. A 2 DOF rubber pipe … Read more
Interacts with human beings
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***Update 17/05/2012*** Fubo assembled and partly wired … Read more