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Programming Language

Greetings all.

I am hoping to get some pointers for a long term project that I am undertaking. I would like to create an interactive "head", similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vG65xL1aNg

I am planning on using Ardunio devices to control the servo's, and buying a "text-to-speech" program for the voice.

My question is, what programming language would you recommend that I build the interactive software taking users inputs, and creating responses? C? C#? Similar?

Number of Servo's Attached to an Arduino.

Just a quick question that I'm struggling to get a straight answer from the intertubes about...

I'm looking at purchasing an arduino board to control some servo's, and wondering how many each can control?

For example: Uno R3 has 14 digital i/o pins (6PWM outputs), and 6 analog inputs. What does this mean exactly?

Starting Point For Robotic Eyes

Hi there.

I would like to build a robot head with two eyes that move. I would like to put snake-cam's in each eye, and have the robot able to look around (ie: Following someone's face); and also to use the platform to build from there (ie: 3D object distance estimating, etc.)

I do realise that the above is a huge project, but I need to start somewhere :) To begin, I would like to build one eye that can move around and track a face.

Can anyone recommend software to control the above functions, with in mind that I am only beginning robotics.

Robotic Hand

Just found this on The Reg:


Pretty awesome stuff with muscle controlled robotics.

True Human

Just a thought project (as I never seem to have any time to build the ideas floating around in my head);

I see a lot of wonderful projects built here on LMR, but one thing that always screams to me with humanoid robotic designs is 'x' axis is always considered, but the 'y' axis on robot joints is almost always ignored. Please don't take this as critism, rather a challenge to think about this problem.

Building Robots Just Got More Profitable!

This isn't really a video, but an article about DARPA offering a pretty nice sized prize for building a robot that can complete their set of tasks!

Definitley something to consider!


Robot Teaches Itself How To Walk.

Very interesting work of making a robot learn about itself using gyro feedback and programming in rules based around this.

Looks like it would be a quicker way to program robots to do complex tasks perhaps...

This is the second mission into the world of robotics, with Project Foot. This is a continuation of concepts from my first Project Ping Pong … Read more
This is my first folly into the world of robotics, Project Ping Pong - which is a different take on the locomotion of the biped robot. Read more