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Robotics => Home Made Robots => Topic started by: Tony Ellis on April 24, 2017, 02:58:53 pm

Title: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Tony Ellis on April 24, 2017, 02:58:53 pm
The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles [Part 1]

ALTAIR EZ:1 - Pouring a drink and serving

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rby3L_3jDy8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rby3L_3jDy8)

Tony
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Freddy on April 24, 2017, 05:35:49 pm
Very good - I liked the "Waiting for last drops in particular" !  O0
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Korrelan on April 24, 2017, 06:21:08 pm
Cool... can it hold a Rum bottle?

 ;)
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Art on April 25, 2017, 01:07:52 am
Nice to see you once again Tony!! Maybe you should change his name to "Maxwell".
In America we have Maxwell House Coffee -"Good to the last drop"  ;) O0
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: 8pla.net on April 25, 2017, 05:22:09 am
Now, that is the kind of robot, I like !   :D
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Tony Ellis on April 25, 2017, 09:05:36 am
Thanks everyone for the kind words.

The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles [Part 2] - Take photo and analyse - Face Recognition and Emotional and Empathy Reactions.

For humans to co-exist with robots, I believe that they will need to show Affective Empathy (AE) so they are not just perceived as cold calculating machines. This video shows what AE might look like in a robot interaction.

https://youtu.be/souX1aowFMc (https://youtu.be/souX1aowFMc)

The ALTAIR robots Human vision Sub-system incorporates 10 algorithms of the OKAO(TM) Vision Image Sensing Technology these are:- 1) Face Detection, 2) Human Body Detection, 3) Gender Estimation, 4) Age Estimation, 5) Gaze Estimation, 6) Facial Pose Estimation, 7) Face Recognition, 8 Expression Estimation (satisfied, unsatisfied, five different expressions: happiness, surprise, anger, sadness and neutral), 9) Hand Detection, 10) Blink Estimation.

Tony
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Art on April 25, 2017, 01:16:03 pm
Tony, you have programmed some amazing abilities for your ALTAIR. Very impressive to say the least!

What future plans or directions do you have for the ALTAIR?

Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Tony Ellis on April 25, 2017, 01:43:10 pm
Hi Art, my dream is to one day make the ALTAIR robots commercial, but that will need some investment so at this point I am continually improving the tech to a point where the robots are actually useful and consumers will want to own them.

The EZ:1 recently met Softbanks Pepper robot which was very interesting!

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x343/toymaker2/Bots%20handshake%20front.jpg) (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/toymaker2/media/Bots%20handshake%20front.jpg.html)

Tony
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Art on April 25, 2017, 07:32:01 pm
That must have been an interesting meeting! How does Altair's mobility (speed, stability, directional changes, etc.) compare to Pepper's?

Thanks!
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Tony Ellis on April 26, 2017, 01:51:06 pm
Art, It was strange when the film crew brought the Pepper to our studio the guy controlling it was moving it manually (by hand) to filming positions. Peppers top half moves very smoothly and is very impressive, although it took some pre-programming before it did anything. The ALTAIR was working mostly by itself, I had pre-trained Peppers image into the ALTAIR via photos so he recognised the Pepper robot and did a welcome routine. The film crew (and Pepper operator) were impressed with the ALTAIR functionality.

Tony
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Tony Ellis on April 27, 2017, 07:19:08 pm
The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles [Part 3] - EZ:1 sensor tour

This video shows the EZ:1 Robot giving a tour of his sensors and what they do.

https://youtu.be/RmsYRyPuEE0 (https://youtu.be/RmsYRyPuEE0)

For Robots to make sense of their World and environment they need complex sensors with vision being the most important.

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x343/toymaker2/ALTAIR_22.jpg) (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/toymaker2/media/ALTAIR_22.jpg.html)

Tony
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Art on April 28, 2017, 12:05:07 pm
Tony,

What are those long devices on each forearm that resemble hydraulic cylinders? I didn't think ALTAIR used hydraulics but might it be for stabilization and range limitation of the forearms?

Thanks for your time.
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Tony Ellis on April 28, 2017, 01:19:23 pm
Art, they are linear actuators see

http://www.active-robots.com/actuator-l12-50-100-12-p (http://www.active-robots.com/actuator-l12-50-100-12-p)

They have good torque but are noisy compared to the rest of the arms motors.

Tony
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Art on April 29, 2017, 03:21:13 am
It was difficult for me to tell what they were from the photo but those look pretty nice.

I suppose that type of actuator would be more suited / practical than plain servos or mini motor configurations.

Interesting pieces of equipment. Is 2" (50 mm) enough throw for most of its purposes?
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Tony Ellis on April 30, 2017, 10:34:54 am
Art, I showed the wrong actuator type the ones I use have 150mm travel.

Tony
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Art on April 30, 2017, 12:53:47 pm
Ahh....Thanks for the information Tony. A great robot you have there!

Do keep us posted on any new developments with it.  O0
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Tony Ellis on April 30, 2017, 10:19:26 pm
The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles [Part 4] - 2017: A Robot/Ai Odyssey When ALTAIR and Alexa met HAL9000

https://youtu.be/LlqiqAH6JoA (https://youtu.be/LlqiqAH6JoA)

Tony
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Art on May 01, 2017, 08:31:51 pm
Hehe...nice touch of humor there! O0
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Don Patrick on May 02, 2017, 08:54:52 am
It's funny because you have your robot talk to Alexa. I'll have my bots upvote your bots for posting this.
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Art on May 02, 2017, 12:15:53 pm
Hehe...Have your bots call my bots and we'll do a Virtual Lunch! O0 ;)
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Tony Ellis on May 07, 2017, 02:24:46 pm
Introducing a CMS (Collaborative Mobile Social) type Robot

A video showing the EZ:1 Robots expressive abilities using meaningful range of movements and animation playback.

https://youtu.be/eYFmZdVYfs0 (https://youtu.be/eYFmZdVYfs0)

Tony
Title: Re: The ALTAIR Robot Chronicles
Post by: Freddy on June 20, 2017, 12:31:38 am
When he's angry he is quite scary  :o ;)