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For those of you trying to access the Robosapien Robot Movie, wait a day or two. I'm changing ISP's at the moment. When the change is done, the link will be valid again.

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Hey everyone, my Robosapien Robot Movie is ready for download. Have fun.

Please stop by the Robots forum if you would like to chat about the movie, or anything else to do with robotics

The movie I am making with my Robosapien robots is almost ready. I have opened up a SourceForge project for the software I created to make scripting the Robosapien's dance moves easier. I used this software to help create the video.

There are no files yet, but there will be soon after the movie is released. I am calling the software the Robosapien Dance Machine. It will be a GPL project. Here is a link to the Open Source Robosapien dance software project.

Please stop by the Robot forum if you would like to chat about this, or anything else to do with robotics.

The Robosapien Genetic Programming experiment is going well. I came up with a pretty good method for creating the initial population of dances. The trick with Genetic Programming, as it is with Genetic Algorithms, is coming up with heuristics to drastically narrow down the "search space". In my case, this means finding ways to increase the possibility that the dances that "evolve" have a higher chance of being an interesting series of dance moves rather than not.

Please stop by the Robot forum if you would like to chat about this, or anything else to do with robotics.

10 Dec 2004 (updated 23 Dec 2004 at 17:10 UTC) »

My latest project is a fun one for the holidays. I am using Genetic Programming techniques to have my Robosapien learn how to dance. I found a place that sells a really easy to program infrared transceiver, so I now have full control over my Robosapien from my Windows PC. I'm still in the early stages of development, but you can read more about it using the link above.

Robosapien price alert for some areas of the United States.

Bed, Bath, & Beyond has a 20% off coupon in the most recent weekend major newspapers (11/21/2004). Combine that with their store price of $69 and you can get a Robosapien for only $55! I got a coupon from a neighbor who had it and picked one up today. Actually it's my second. :) I got my first one at Sharper Image for $89.

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Don't forget that the Robots.net forum is available for you to talk with your fellow roboteers. Here's the link:

Robots Forum

Latest project updates:

I dug up my old P5 Virtual Reality glove which has: 5 finger bend sensors, X/Y/Z position tracking, Pitch/Roll/Yaw tracking, and 3 buttons. You can get a P5 from EBay for dirt cheap these days.

I downloaded their SDK and now I am working on controlling my 6 "jointed" Robix robotic arm with the glove. The P5 works great and I am already generating movement in the robotic arm by moving the glove. I figure it will take about a week or two to get the glove-to-arm movement mapping to where I want it to be.

Also, just a reminder that the Robots.net forum is available for you to talk with your fellow roboteers. Here's the link:

Robots Forum

Thanks.

Just a reminder that the Robots.net forum is available for you to talk with your fellow roboteers. Here's the link:

Robots Forum

Thanks.

Just a reminder that the Robots.net forum is available for you to talk with your fellow roboteers. Here's the link:

Robots Forum

Thanks.

Just a reminder for those of you who want to chat about robots on an open discussion forum. Click here to visit the forum.

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