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I’ve built a telepresence robot using Stereo Pi

Post by Vadym » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:06 am

https://youtu.be/CPXhknKO3LI
This is the video of my project

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Re: I’ve built a telepresence robot using Stereo Pi

Post by Realizator » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:34 am

Hi Vadym,
Your project looks great! Could you please share more details for us? If you have hackaday or hackster project page, or your blog - please share!
Also I'd like to say that you are too modest in your project presentation. Under "telepresence" I usually understand a small wheel robot with 1 camera, there are dozens of similar projects. But you have some killer features:
1. Your robot has a humanoid form-factor
2. You stream 3D stereoscopic video
3. User able to control artificial human-like 5-fingers arm

Vadym, you DEFINITELY need to add some click-bate like phrases in your project and video description!

By the way, I plan to post an update at Crowd Supply in the nearest days, with the collection of a projects from StereoPi users. I will add your project, and will be pleased if you can give a bit more details!
Eugene a.k.a. Realizator

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Re: I’ve built a telepresence robot using Stereo Pi

Post by Vadym » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:12 pm

Thanks for the advice. I don't have any articles elsewhere yet. I'm going to create a company, and this is my very first prototype. The total cost was around 2k. Also, the shoulder should've had two more degrees of freedom, at least code and mechanics allowed, so I would pick up a bottle of water and fill up a glass, but gears cracked right during the final test, not enough infill apparently. To control it I used 6 flex sensors, 3 imu’s, one on top of the oculus (I'm not a sage to write an API to control motors with the internal one :)), arduino mega for the robot, uno for the glove, and simple nrf modules. I think that’s pretty much it.

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Re: I’ve built a telepresence robot using Stereo Pi

Post by stereomaton » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:51 am

Awesome project, indeed. As realizator highlighted, it can do far more than what a telepresence robot usually can. You probably should improve your communion on this, especially if you plan to have a business with it.
Although I know it is a prototype, I would suggest you to handle the cable passing problem early (especially on the robot itself, as soon as you are almost sure of what is needed which seems to be the case here) as it is always a bit challenging, harder later, safer, beautifuler and it gives a huge impression of seriousness.
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Re: I’ve built a telepresence robot using Stereo Pi

Post by Realizator » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:20 pm

Vadym wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Thanks for the advice. I don't have any articles elsewhere yet. I'm going to create a company, and this is my very first prototype. The total cost was around 2k. Also, the shoulder should've had two more degrees of freedom, at least code and mechanics allowed, so I would pick up a bottle of water and fill up a glass, but gears cracked right during the final test, not enough infill apparently. To control it I used 6 flex sensors, 3 imu’s, one on top of the oculus (I'm not a sage to write an API to control motors with the internal one :)), arduino mega for the robot, uno for the glove, and simple nrf modules. I think that’s pretty much it.
Huh, Vadym, you are at the great starting stage of your project! All makers like to read about a progress, failures and making challenges. Your project can grow, and you'll not even notice how you will dive in to the spline mathematics for multi-joint limbs, avoiding limbs intersection and study of strength of materials. I know, you want your robot to win tug-of-war with Cybertruck, like Cybertruck wins F150, yeah? 8-)
Eugene a.k.a. Realizator

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