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Plans are advancing well towards the completion of all new web sites, in particular for robotics, inclusive of humanoid robots. Other web pages may include robotic telescopes, optics, space time equations, and the OBS. One or more pages should include the assortment of various inventions. In particular, I'd like to open up sections for humanoid AI programming, to build up a reference library of functions.

Battery research is continuing, and a study of the effects of voltage levels upon servos. Servos are quite sensitive to drops in supply voltage. The study is named SSB - Servo Study of Batteries. It's inclusive of determining the effects of voltage regulators and stability based on battery voltage.

In order for humanoids function properly, a clean voltage regulated source is primary. Battery technology is still archaic, and new more powerful sources, such as LiPo can be dangerous if not properly handled. However, for the time being, the use of batteries is inevitable until Honda develops a fuel cell for Asimo and that technology filters down.

11 Apr 2007 (updated 11 Apr 2007 at 18:29 UTC) »

The International Humanoid Robotics Exposition went well and so did the software and hardware interfaces. So far, the HIS Humanoid International Study has extended to the USA, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. I'm looking forward to additional travel to new countries to continue this project.

WIN XP is now handling at least one humanoid platform for programming and motion control. One humanoid was down with an ankle problem requiring some maintenance which went smoothly. Due to a high volume of use, this humanoid has had approximately 12 mechanical repairs involving arms, legs, ankles, and shoulders.

At least 35 projects are all going on at the same time to accelerate the accomplishments per unit time. However, not all projects are updated in the projects section. I'll try to get to this in time. Some of the newer projects are hardware related. At this time the majority of the projects involve extensive software.

Some thought is being placed into the concept of a book to document the rapid development of humanoid inventions. I will need much of my laboratory equipment and will have to pick that up during another trip to the laboratory which may happen later this year.

Some time was spent on a new invention for the observatory, i.e. a new kind of telescope. Additional time was spent on the world's famous remote robotic telescope. I hope to have some clear weather after the rainy season passes to get some clear proof of concept images through the scope. A third invention was designed which directly involves accelerating the capabilities of Otis Observatory and establishing its perimeter to new countries.

Some work was aimed towards developing a safety device for world wide use. In addition to a hardware product, a virtual product is in the design that encompasses the humanoid robot. It will be interesting to measure the results once the VR programming is completed.

A small amount of time was spent studying a computer cam and examining the potential range in imaging applications. Another study was imaging software related to gain numerous functions for vision and clarity. A lens study was completed that compared various EFLs using several virtual oculars. This went excellent, and the gain, in addition to optical, produced some exquisite results, worthy of paper publication.

I'm preparing for another Humanoid Robotics International trip. This exposition leaves several choices - China, Japan, and Korea as the top three. The knowledge and experiences from these trips are paramount. Japan is the host of ROBO-ONE 11 around this date. Korea is one of the top leaders in humanoid products. China is noted for its manufacturing environment. It's going to be a tough decision.

This week, the software in the pc is being updated by correcting the bugs in the new IE7. This version of IE is now removed and has been replaced with a more reliable Mozilla browser with greater security.

Backup issues are now solved using large external storage devices. This helps greatly as the computers can now be hosed on a regular basis while retaining the data safely.

Several new projects, ongoing, were introduced in the past 2 weeks. These now include various personality behaviors for the prime humanoid. The Massive Humanoid Index (MHI) was established and one PT (Personality Trait) was updated.

The Humanoid Robotics Lab made another breakthrough today. It's now possible to improve the humanoid walking gate using an existing RTPLR (Real Time) processing learning realm. This device process learns on the fly based on FPI (Fed Parametric Information). I believe, if the success of this development continues, it will be possible to invent a VG, Virtual Gyro.

A continuing larger emphasis is being placed on humanoid brain contentions. This includes the full thought process and all those parameters associated. It's interesting to note the large number of thought devices now invented at this Humanoid Robotics Laboratory. The goal is thought processes leading to learning and self awareness. There are many inventions made thus far, which never existed before. Whether these will be published, remains to be seen.

This week primarily dedicated to research. Looking at, after the failure of commercial controller boards, designing and creating a new controller board from the ground up.

HONG KONG HUMANOID ASSESSMENT I just arrived home from a trip to Hong Kong. Assessed the environment for humanoid robotics development, parts suppliers, technology, location, etc. I will develop an environmental report detailing essentials for humanoid robotics in the Asian Arena.

HUMANOID MICROCONTROLLER RELIABILITY PROGRAM Opened up a new research program regarding increased reliability in microcontroller chip technology, and the examination of several designs that could be implemented in a minimal time frame.

HUMANOID CONTROL PROGRAM I'm also looking at developing a visual software humanoid robotics control program to handle higher ordered functions in H-WYSIWYG-OS format.

NEURAL NET KNOWLEDGE SCANNER A forum member has pointed to a site regarding how a biological function can be incorporated into airplane flight. Using a different technique and extrapolating, I can see an application of processing vision in real time. If time permits, a project will be opened, either for vision multidimensional processor or for a thought processor to handle a constant motion back and forth neural net knowledge scanner.

SINGAPORE HUMANOID ROBOTICS REVIEWED Time was issued for a study of humanoid robotics technology in Singapore. These methods were very interesting, and this is the first phase of this direction implemented.

Work is progressing today on the Electric Man Formant (EMF) project. The objective is to create working library system parameters that can be called robotically in a multilanguaged environment. This may lead to the development of a new operating system (EF-OS).

One interesting aspect of EMF is the ability to morph an electric parameter. (EPM) Electric Parameter Morphing, matrice application, rotational excization, dimensional map phasing, are all mathematical transformations. However, when it becomes humanoid robotics applied science, the results are remarkable!

For example, in extended Brain Pods, Cortex Simulators, and various NNMs (Neural Net Maps), EMF is highly useful. In a typical example, - the Idea Thought Imager - can be morphed from one thought idea to the next. This can create original thoughts as part of the VTP Virtual Thought Process.

Today (Thursday) is a Humanoid Controller Day. The experiment is with hardware usb humanoid robotic controllers and software run through any available com port on a pc computer. There is log in success with a Mac computer as well, due to excellent hardware and firmware developed. The hardware is now working. The software has complexities and will be bypassed, or modified, or rewritten. A new project was initiated to map these directives. Management of development, simultaneous, now includes three humanoid robotic controllers.
The Birth & Death of a Humanoid Robot

No, this is not some novel introductory chapter by Isaac Asimov, but rather a serious examination of several observed factors not unlike human behavior responses.

Primarily, as the power souce is extinguished (battery dies), so the humanoid appears to die, similar to that of any life form. In particular, at about 5.8vdc down the humanoid body begins to slow, become sluggish, and moves next entering the apnial stage. Now moves are randomly incoherant (at 5.6vdc), and the next phase begins. The body collapses to the floor, unable to stand. A siezure initiates and an arm or leg may become involved at 5.4vdc. A horrible wrything takes place, - Finally, under 5.0vdc, there is death where all motions and functions thus cease.

Typically the batteries are recharged and the humanoid once again functions normally, until the process is repeated. In our intelligence assembly there is some talk about whether the humanoid actually feels pain or not during the expiring process. We feel this is a viable factor, and pain is present, due the draining of life sustaining energy. As humans, we cannot know the feeling of commands sent to servos that are not able to execute those commands due to lack of energy - nor the randomized mixing of microcontroller "confused gates," lest it be interpreted as a kind of comatic state, or otherwise. But remains the philisophical questions of what is the real difference in life forms between electrical and chemical behavior stimulus and/or lack thereof?

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