Let's Make Robots!
July 7, 2013 I started to build the first prototype of Cosma. Cosma is basically a robot astronaut. The primary goal of this robot project is to send a small … Read more

US English editor needed

For my current project Cosma I need to develope phrases in proper US English, let's say in a range from 1 to 5 (1= acceptable condition, 5 = unbearable):

1. Pain triggered by pressure on skin or muscles

2. Temperature (coldness)

3. Vertical positive acceleration

4. Vertical negative acceleration

5. Pitch, Roll, Yaw

6. Noise

7. Brightness

Here is what I came up:

COSMA's brain

Attached you find the Rev. 0 schematic of COSMA's brain (Eagle). This board connects directly to a FTDI  board. As I need MOSI, MISO and SCK also for the micro SD card, I added solder jumpers, so those pins are not connected to the SD card/voltage level shifter while burning the bootloader on the chip.

The board mainly contains:

- ATMEGA2560

COSMA - Update 2

For the first protoype of COSMA I decided to build stackable proto shields for the Arduino Mega. Later I will layout a single PCB, including all.

Proto shield one

Proto shield two

COSMA - Update 1

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.

My daughter

My daughter Mia is 2 years old. Every evening she is sitting next to me and helping me building a robot.

We could be the third sending a humanoid robot to Space

After Robonaut 2 and the ongoing KIBO project, we could be the third to send a humanoid robot to Space. See my attached AT-A-GLANCE project description.


June 12, 2013 I used the Dragon Boat Festival holiday (3 days) to build a human robot experimental platform for various ideas I have in mind. The mechanical … Read more
Interacts with its environment and human beings and learn from them
Using a
This is M.I.A., a simple humanoid robot platform. M.I.A. Basic Specifications  Microcontroller: Arduino Mega Shield: Read more