/robowaifu/ - DIY Robot Wives

Advancing robotics to a point where anime catgrill meidos in tiny miniskirts are a reality.

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The Library of /robowaifu/ Card Catalogue Robowaifu Technician 11/26/2020 (Thu) 07:11:30 No.7143 [Reply] [Last]
Robowaifus are a big topic. They need a big library index! :^) Note -This is a living document. Please contribute topical thread/post crosslinks! >the archive of /robowaifu/ thread JSONs is available for researchers >latest revision 201127: https://files.catbox.moe/c73b02.7z >=== -update research archive
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>>7300 lel. the main point is including the JSON in the archive collection for AI and other researchers to have it as part of the 'corpus' of /robowaifu/ dialog. but yea you're right. i'm simply ridiculing lynx for having found yet another in the long list of quirks/annoyances with his code.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY /ROBOWAIFU/ Robowaifu Technician Board owner 11/27/2019 (Wed) 17:27:05 No.1591 [Reply]
4th Birthday Edition greeting here: >>7224 Well it's Thanksgiving time again and that means it's /robowaifu/s birthday time too. It's been 3 full years since we began, and this last one has been a bit of a ride tbh. With the deplatforming of 8ch all of us who had communities there were mostly left out in the cold. Thankfully we've been given a new home here in our bunker at Julay, and a few of us have found our way back together here. Hopefully the rest of us will find Julay, and /robowaifu/ again as well. We've also made some new friends since we've been here, and I think we're in pretty good shape all things considered. On the topic of deplatforming, we have a new archival system in action that keeps a copy of the board up to date on my machine. Note that my original intent was to fully automate the archive.today archives, but it hasn't worked properly (they seem to be fighting against bots pretty hard now). I hope at least one other of you will also join in for the approach that's actually working, and use BUMP to keep at least one other copy of /robowaifu/ safe in addition to my own. You never know what might happen to my gear (or even to me), and it's just smart thinking to have at least two of us keeping this board safe. My intent is to finish up the system for board migrations (along with Robi), and then bring over other things from the old files and get this board in shape again. Then we can keep it fully backed up together. As you regulars know, /robowaifu/ is basically unique among imageboards and deserves preserving IMO. Any other takers for doing backups as well? I just use a cronjob and it's all fully automatic daily I never have to touch it. I'll explain everything in detail how to do it if anyone else wants to participate. One other thing; should anything ever happen to Julay, just regroup on Fatchan in our bunker-bunker there. Actually, I'm pretty upbeat about both the world of IB communities in general, and our own /robowaifu/ in particular. We all took a hard knock a few months ago, but we're back on our feet and in the fight again. Kudos to Julay and Smug in particular for their innovations with the webring. It's lent a resilience to the underlying systems for all our various communities that we've never had before afaict. This alone should help to ensure we have a long future of shitposting together anons. Anyway moving on, I hope this coming year will also see a resurgence in everyone's posts here about their personal projects. I intend to do so myself. It's always a pleasure to see anon's efforts and blog-posts about their current attempts and ideas, regardless whether they are successes or failures. Persistence is really the single most important factor for eventual success--even more than innate talent--and so just don't quit anon! Don't be afraid to get back in the game even if you met with failure before. Try something different this time, right? Industry-wise, I think that most predictions about the ever-increasing pace of technological innovations in the areas pertinent to robowaifu production are on track. I believe this will eventually also translate into much cheaper components and other resources that we all need for our projects. AI is gradually improving and becoming more accessible for the budding software engineers among us (and the old hands too). 3D printing is still improving and becoming more widespread and a bit cheaper in general. Mechanism designs are slowly becoming better suited to cheap production techniques. Electronics of all sorts keep getting better. Materials science breakthroughs also pop up occasionally.

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>>7259 Haha, my mistake. I'll go ahead and use your own board title. :^) Thanks for the well-wishes /cuckquean/ , I'm sure we'll pull it off eventually at some point. Stay tuned! >>7262 Thanks Anon, much appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Welcome to /robowaifu/ Anonymous 09/09/2019 (Mon) 00:33:54 No.3 [Reply]
Why Robowaifu? Most of the world's modern women have failed their men and their societies, feminism is rampant, and men around the world have been looking for a solution. History shows there are cultural and political solutions to this problem, but we believe that technology is the best way forward at present – specifically the technology of robotics. We are technologists, dreamers, hobbyists, geeks and robots looking forward to a day when any man can build the ideal companion he desires in his own home. However, not content to wait for the future; we are bringing that day forward. We are creating an active hobbyist scene of builders, programmers, artists, designers, and writers using the technology of today, not tomorrow. Join us! NOTES & FRIENDS > Notes: -This is generally a SFW board, given our engineering focus primarily. On-topic NSFW content is OK, but please spoiler it. -Our bunker is located at: https://anon.cafe/robowaifu/catalog.html Please make note of it. > Friends: -/clang/ - currently at https://8kun.top/clang/ - toaster-love NSFW. Metal clanging noises in the night. -/monster/ - currently at https://smuglo.li/monster/ - bizarre NSFW. Respect the robot. -/cuckquean/ - currently at https://anon.cafe/cuckquean/ - relational NSFW. Women Sharing Their Men. -/tech/ - currently at >>>/tech/ - installing Gentoo Anon? They'll fix you up. -/britfeel/ - currently at https://anon.cafe/britfeel/ - some good lads. Go share a pint! -/server/ - currently at https://anon.cafe/server/ - multi-board board. Eclectic thing of beauty. -/f/ - currently at https://anon.cafe/f/res/4.html#4 - doing flashtech old-school. -/kind/ - currently at https://kind.moe/kind/ - be excellent to each other.

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RoboWaifuBanners Robowaifu Technician 09/15/2019 (Sun) 10:29:19 No.252 [Reply] [Last]
This thread is for the sharing of robo waifu banners. As per the rules, fallow these requirements:

>banner requirements:

File size must be lower than 500 KB and dimensions are 300x100 exactly.

Allowed file formats are .jpg, .png, and .gif.
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Decided to fix an old banner someone made of me talking to Mitsuku
>>7292 Think you can darken up the perimeter shadow on the /robowaifu/ tag Anon? I think that might make it a bit more readable.
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>>7295 Best I can do
>>7296 OK thanks done.

Work on my Elfdroid Sophie Robowaifu Enthusiast 08/18/2020 (Tue) 22:49:13 No.4787 [Reply] [Last]
Design and 3D printing is under currently underway to turn Sophie from an articulated doll into a proper robowaifu. I will post updates to design files on her Google Drive folder when I have confirmed that everything actually works smoothly. So far I've just got her eyes moving left and right, her lower jaw can open and close, and I am working on giving her neck two degrees of freedom.
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The gear box is the bulky part of these ASME-0x or XJD high-torque servo motors. The little circuit board on the front can be unscrewed and wired elsewhere if you wish to save some space, but there's no getting around the fact those gears are always gonna be chonk (at least not without a fair bit of precision CNC machining). Anyway, just leaving this here in case anyone else buys this type of servo motor and wonders what's inside the steel case.
>>7284 thanks anon, interesting.
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>>7284 What the fuck? Is that glue in the gear teeth or lubricant? It looks like someone's first 3D print of a gearbox they took to a back alley machine shop.
>>7293 >Is that glue in the gear teeth or lubricant? Pretty sure that's White Grease, friend.
>>7293 That's machine grease my dude, prevents wear and corrosion

Actuators for waifu movement! Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 11:27:47 No.406 [Reply] [Last]
Hello fellow Anons! Kiwi here to provide basic educational facts about various actuators we can use for gifting artificial avatars of our hearts desire motion!

1. Let's start with a personal favorite, the impractical, inefficient yet oh so fascinating: Heated Twisted Nylon!

What are they? They're nylon threads which have been spun around then annealed to seal in their coils. A heating method causes these threads to then contract or expand.

Good: Why is this a personal favorite? Simply put, it's natures muscle substitute for muscles. To elaborate, this marvelous invention contracts like human muscles, has a similar practical strength/weight/volume as human muscle. Icing on this proverbial cake comes in its incredibly low cost of manufacture. Materials needed are nylon threads and a heating element. A fixture for production can be produced simply, operated with incredible ease, all while having a low cost. It very well could have revolutionized all of robotics if it weren't for its flaws.

Bad: This is honestly a terrible actuator. Its greatest flaw comes from its speed. they aren't as fast as human muscles unless they're underwater. Water reduces efficiency to unacceptable levels if they're powered by batteries. Water is also rather heavy. If used, you'd have a waifu that moved slowly , would seize up in hot weather, and her battery would die rather quickly. Final nail in the coffin: it's very difficult to get positional control.

2: Pneumatics, moving her booty with air!
What is it? Pressurized air is guided to an actuator where its energy turns into motion. Popular air actuators include rotary turbines, cylinders, and air muscles.

Good: Actuators are light for their power. Positional control isn't difficult to attain. They can be faster then human muscles. Heating elements can be used to augment performance to higher levels.

Bad: These things require electrical actuators to function properly. Thus, they're inherently more complex then electrical counterparts. They need a source of compressed air, either from a tank or a compressor and a tank. Compressors are large, heavy, noisy, all around unsuitable to be incorporated into a waifu. Air tanks would also run out rapidly unless she's barely moving. Overall, they're suited better for industrial use.

3. Hydraulics, they're like pneumatics except stronger, needs a return system, needs an onboard pump, gets hotter, generally costs more, and is heavier.
(2 and 3 are great for stationary machinery which requires high power as they're very cost effective as high power actuators)

4. AC motors
What are they? They're rotary devices which use AC current to create magnetic flux used to provide torque.

Good: Generally highly efficient with good thermal characteristics. Can have controllable speed and torque.

Bad: They run off of AC electricity, batteries don't provide that. It's not difficult to change DC to AC but, it's a layer of extra cost and complexity. Overall they're great but the next actuator is better suited for our purpose.

5: DC motors are the ideal actuator for smaller waifus.
What are they? They're actuators which convert DC electricity into rotary mechanical energy.

Good: They're inexpensive, easily attainable, and simple to control. They're very easy to control. Uses DC which batteries provide.

Bad: Need to be geared down to provide good torque. They're middle of the road efficiency wise.

(For smaller waifus, their lower efficiency compared to the next actuator isn't a major concern. Smaller batteries recharge rapidly, so having her need to charge in her bed isn't a big deal.)

6. Superior Brushless Motors are ideal actuators
What are they? DC motors which need specialty hardware to drive them.

Good: High efficiency, it's the most efficient option available.

Bad: Controllers add expense and complexity.

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>>7136 Thanks :) Is there a TLDR of the progess you guys have all made over the 3.999 years? >>7217 Thanks :) Ill let some other anons handle the AI, Ill focus on the mechanics first!
>>7217 >I plan to complete her body although I'm not sure if she'll ever be fully 'done' because there's always things to improve and upgrade! Haha, good point. Well, just keep at Anon. Do it for all the John Conners among us! Cute pic of Sophie btw, she's already becoming pretty kawaii! Happy Thanksgiving /robowaifu/.
>>7217 Yes I see, if you can fit such servos in then it makes perfectly sense. The problem was just my absurd miscalculation and then I was wondering why you would make her so strong. I'll look into the pollen robot website, thanks. 15k is the number I would anticipate for the absolute premium models of a fully functional robotwaifu, while the cheapest with their own body should be under 1k. Their choice of servos might be the reason why they already hitting the premium price point, without having a human-like robot. >>7219 Sadly not that much progress, a lot of people which came here had to start from scratch, some were only dreaming, a lot gave probably up. Others might only be active on other platforms, like Youtube, Thingiverse, Discords like the one of Lex Friedman, some other AI or robot websites, Doll Forum inventor thread, ... Others might have found jobs and doing other things... @all: let't try to keep this thread as much as possible on topic (actuators of all kinds), and for other conversations move over to other threads. Thanks. Meta about the forum and robowaifus >>3108 and Off-Topic >>39
>>1428 >Hydraulics are highly toxic. It's really not. I repair Hydraulic cylinders for a living. It's fine as long as you don't eat it. I also wouldn't stick my dick in hydraulic fluid. It's the pinhole leaks you need to worry about. Hydraulic injection hazard is real and needs to be taken seriously. But you can get great control with them. And a lot of power. But they can be noisy. You don't necessarily need a high pressure system to do the job. In fact I wouldn't want anything using more than 500 psi interacting with a human. My boss had his finger cut off by an air cylinder. and that was at 150 psi. Tldr Hydraulics can be dangerous but not cause they are toxic
>>7288 >> I also wouldn't stick my dick in hydraulic fluid. If we would be using that, then in the arms and even more so in the legs. That might be close, but not too close. Also: >> Hydraulic injection hazard is real Thanks, but there are ideas to use some more harmless liquids like plantoils and replace them more often. If we would use Hydraulics, then we would probably go with that. >>But they can be noisy. This could be a problem, but I guess this depends on various factors. One way to look at it, would be that we would have some strong muscles which are only be used when necessary. In special situations, like lifting something heavy or going up some stairs. >My boss had his finger cut off by an air cylinder. and that was at 150 psi. Oh, thanks for the remainder to be careful. This certainly applies as well when working with Pneumatics or motors.

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The Lounge Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2019 (Mon) 21:34:51 No.39 [Reply] [Last]
This is the humor & designated shitposting containment bread for anons to say anything that's on their minds. WARNING WARNING Don't come in here friend! Remember back when /b/ was good? Yeah I didn't think so. You wouldn't have wanted to hang out in there either. >Git! Shoo!!11 WARNING WARNING WARNING
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>>7278 This would probably make a good sequence for our resident robowaifu-cinematography-animu-fansub genius to reimagine.
>>7277 Thank you, I'll look it up right now
>>7283 nprb. don't be evil anon.
>>7278 >Rockefeller Foundation whitepaper from 2010 The question always is, how much of that stuff is read into by the reader or made up by some secondary sources. Don't have time to look into it, but i won't believe in something based on a deleted pdf file from some strange website. People talking about scenarios, doesn't mean they are working on that. you shouldn't just make such assumptions.
Wasn't a anon from here making a PhPBB forum? What was it called again?

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THE LANGUAGE PROBLEM Robowaifu Technician 11/20/2020 (Fri) 13:22:39 No.6937 [Reply]
'Sup anons? I am here to remind you guys something important, TO DO YOUR RESEARCH IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES. Our mutual language is English however that is not enough. We need people who can speak those 3 important languages: Japanese, Chinese, Russian. I've been learning japanese for 4 months and with the help of dictionary I am able to understand basic stuff. Here is the point, there is a whole another world out there. 1) Chinese: Chinese people work under such hard circumstances and put really much effort into their jobs. Nearly none of the projects are translated into English since Google is banned at China. However there are a lot of great stuff there, I mean like even Microsoft runs their virtual woman project there. Since it is too hard for me to learn I generally use DeepL (best translator out there) and Baidu (Chinese search engine) and read latest researches and projects there. I wish I knew chinese well, in that case I would be able to find not-so-popular webpages and grab more information on topics. 2) Japanese: Even though good Japanese projects gets translated into English most of the research there gets translated only when the projects is ready to publish and sometimes they are too hard to find. I try to read as much AI papers in Japanese as I can. Scientists there do great stuff. I've seen a lot of robowomen projects there. You can also find some 3d printing projects for anime girls. Really worth looking. 3) Russian: Russian is the least important one in my opinion. But a professor of mine graduated from a university there and he has a lot of academic books that aren't translated to English. You would be amazed at how much work they have on stuff such as algorithm theory, artificial intelligence, computer science. Most of the stuff there are focused on "science" part of CS. So they are theory-weighted. So right now we need people who can speek Japanese and Chinese (Korean would be good as well, but there isn't that much of research there tbh) Using DeepL is enough to understand most of the pages but only a person with fluent Chinese/Japanese would be able to find goldmines deep there. I am pretty sure that there are hundreds of Chinese people working on robowaifu related projects that we are not aware of. Same applies for Japanese people, but since Chinese people are in a much worse situation it becomes really hard to find those people. Anyone has some recommendations? I wish I had time and skills to learn all those languages but I can only afford to learn one and I am going with Japanese since I have a dream of moving there in the future. We need to brainstorm on this issue.
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Anon, I've been keeping tabs on Japanese projects on Twitter, the robowaifu guys there love to retweet anything interesting. I notice most of them use Raspberry Pi, Nvidia Jetson Nano, M5Stack, and the multitudes of Shenzhen arduino clones and microcontrollers. What they mainly got different is they got their own seemingly Japan-exclusive servos or for some reason are able to afford Dynamixels. As for language processing, if we are training chatbots they will be dependent on the specific language unless they just all make cute noises like Chii -- well our mascot is Chii so a cute noise generator waifu will be more universally appealing without the need for translations.
>>6975 We miss you no longer reporting on updates from those guys. That really added some interesting flavor and inspiration to /robowaifu/.
My Japanese is no where near good enough to read research papers. I just opened one and got stuck on NLP, kek. >はじめに従来,自然言語処理 (shizen gengo shori) >Introduction: Natural language processing >>6975 >if we are training chatbots they will be dependent on the specific language Not necessarily, it's possible to create a chatbot that can speak in multiple languages and translate between them. However, with current methods those languages have to be targeted at from the beginning. I've been researching ways to create a language model that can handle text in any language and automatically segment it across different languages. So far I've created one that can operate on UTF-8 text, a way to encode and decode variable length sequences, and a way to structure sentences in a hierarchy of compressed sequences. It works on toy examples but I haven't had much success yet training on large datasets. I'm thinking it might be better to create some sort of neural byte pair encoding so that whenever the model sees a repeated pattern it automatically encodes it into a token. I think this ability to compress information and improve the compression will be essential to creating high-quality conversational AIs. There's a Japanese roboticist on Twitter looking for a decent Japanese chatbot for his robot, Kibo-chan. He's pretty friendly and I plan to show him my project once it's ready. I think it would be a great starting point for English and Japanese robowaifuists to come together, share their knowledge and collaborate. They're leagues ahead of us in robotics but the West is leagues ahead in AI. If we can combine our strengths it'll be amazing. And of course we could also reach out to Russian, Korean and Chinese developers too.
>>7267 >I think it would be a great starting point for English and Japanese robowaifuists to come together Not that anon, but that would be absolutely wonderful. Kibo-chan-Anon knows a thing or two about character-animating servo based armatures obviously. I would absolutely love to hear her speaking with some kawaii synthesized voice as well.
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>>7267 >My Japanese is no where near good enough to read research papers yet. FTFY, Anon. Gambate!

Robowaifus' unique advantages Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2019 (Mon) 05:24:52 No.17 [Reply]
People often think about robots as just a replacement for a human partner, but that is a very limiting view. Let's think about the unique benefits of having a robowaifu, things that a human couldn't or wouldn't give you. What needs and desires would you robot wife fulfill that you couldn't fulfill even in a "great marriage" with a flesh and blood woman?

I'd want my robowaifu to squeeze me and to hold me tight when I sleep, sort of like a weighted blanket. I know it's a sign of autism. I don't care.
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>>2985 Heh, true.
One of the best advantages is that you can choose what she will look like. Sure you have some selection with biological women, but it's not like you can sculpt a human woman's face in a 3d modeling program.
- No aging / Replacement body, - Warmer body in winter nights, cooling in summer - No opposition to polygamy - Better and younger looking - Better attitude, stress resiliency - Better memory, other AI advantages - No social connections and obligations - Resiliency against mental hacking (Feminism, ...) - Low consumption demands and costs - Encouragement to learn about technologies
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>>4288 Very encouraging post Anon. How can 3DPD compete?
>>4288 This is somehow... bad?

C++ General Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2019 (Mon) 02:49:55 No.12 [Reply] [Last]
C++ Resources general

The C++ programming language is currently the primary AI-engine language in use.

isocpp.org/get-started
https://archive.is/hp4JR

stackoverflow.com/questions/388242/the-definitive-c-book-guide-and-list
https://archive.is/OHw9L

en.cppreference.com/w/
https://archive.is/gt73H

www.youtube.com/user/CppCon
https://archive.is/QGynC

BTW if you're new to C++ and you're stuck on Windows (either you can't or won't upgrade to Linux) then you can at least incorporate a good, open shell into your system to begin with so you can follow along. Start at this link, and if you have any questions just ask ITT:
www.msys2.org/
https://archive.fo/p3EUc
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>>6089 Thanks, this is gonna be a huge help for making usable applications with mlpack.
>>6104 y/w >this is gonna be a huge help for making usable applications with mlpack. i'll be very interested to see what you'll come up with anon. thanks to /robowaifu// i too am exploring how to use mlpack.
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Much as I appreciate FLTK, it's ancient C heritage can result in some butt-ugly code for things like creating menus. In an attempt to ameliorate some of the pain in writing GUI code for our robowaifus that can run on the smallest potato, I'm starting a little side-project to wrap calls with simpler C++ ones. >main.cpp #include <array> #include "Window.hpp" using muh_window::Menu; using muh_window::Menu_item; using muh_window::Window; auto setup_items() { std::array<Menu_item, 4> items{"File", "Edit", "Tools", "Help"}; // DESIGN: configure all menu items (callbacks, etc) here... return items;

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>>6860 You probably need to compile this code in Release mode (-O3) for this work correctly. Inside Juci, you can tell Mesonbuild to do this by Project > Run Command, then entering this external code to instruct meson to use release mode: cd build && meson configure --buildtype=release && cd ..
I needed to create a subject-sorted list of the threads on /robowaifu/ for our new topical index thread >>7254 . I felt like it might be a good idea to show others how I used C++ to create that text file just in case anyone else is exploring cataloguing our board and wants to use it since this basic approach can be used to process literally any of the text on this board. So, after extracting a copy of the threads JSON archive (current version is https://files.catbox.moe/c73b02.7z , latest version can be found linked in that thread's OP >>7143) into a subdirectory all_jsons located inside a parent project directory containing this C++20 code. >main.cpp #include <algorithm> #include <cstdint> #include <exception> #include <filesystem> #include <fstream> #include <iomanip> #include <iostream> #include <regex> #include <string> #include <utility> #include <vector> #include <json/json.h>

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