/robowaifu/ - DIY Robot Wives

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

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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. Links to file repositories below. http://www.mediafire.com/folder/nz5yjfckzzivz/Robowaifu_Resources https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18MDF0BwI9tfg0EE4ELzV_8ogsR3MGyw1?usp=sharing https://mega.nz/folder/lj5iUYYY#Zz5z6eBy7zKDmIdpZP2zNA >=== -add file repo links
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>>9101 LOL, the resemblance is spot-on!
Not exactly a 'related xlink' OP, but you might find this interesting if you follow the link. >>9080 BTW, you are just reaching the autosage bump limit. I'd suggest you create a new thread for your Elfdroid Sophie work. It's traditional to link back to the previous threads in a continuation thread, and to make a very obvious post at the tail end of the old ones screaming NEW THREAD. :^)
>>9160 I wondered when that would happen, thanks for the heads up! Oh and yes, that Glados robot is very impressive! Those cheap and clunky (but still pretty awesome) high-torque servos are found in everything from vending machines to electric windows and automatic doors, apparently. Which would explain why they are so mass-produced and readily available.
END OF ELFDROID DEV THREAD 1 I think. Of course other people could post here still but this is supposed to be the end of this thread LOL. SECOND SOPHIE DEV-THREAD BEGINS HERE: >>9216 Motor your way over there if you want to follow this eccentricity further!

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TalkToWaifu Robowaifu Technician 12/31/2020 (Thu) 19:53:18 No.7978 [Reply]
Anyone know what happened to the TalkToWaifu GPT-2 AI? I saw some screenshots of what I assume was the trained AI and it was great for a single dev. Recently went back to their Gitlab page and the user account had been deleted and remade, and the Github repo (https://github.com/kokubunji/TalkToWaifu) hasn't been touched in 9+ months. Anything out there more recent that this, an AI that has no human cultural restrictions? Corps love to add in shit to AI so they won't say anything racist, sexist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic etc etc you get the point.
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>>9114 MInor e-drama.
There's a slightly newer version of TalkToWaifu with some bug fixes here: https://gitlab.com/robowaifudev/TalkToGPT2 I've been working on an update that can use multiple different models, let chatbots talk to each other, and that has a training mode to guide the model towards generating better responses. TalkToWaifu was originally just some quickly hacked together code when GPT2 came out to show that it could be used as a chatbot. GPT2 doesn't make a good chatbot because it lacks an external memory to remember past events, and training a new GPT2 model from scratch would take a 100 years because of how inefficient it is. Fortunately there have been a lot of advances that make training a transformer model that performs nearly as well more feasible now, but more research needs to be done on getting it to work well with a recurrent neural network. Currently I'm experimenting with combining transformers with the non-saturating recurrent unit (NRU) that excels at learning long-term dependencies and using ReZero and parameter sharing to help the gradient reach deeper back in time. If it's successful the model will be capable of learning without training and only require a 2 GB GPU to fine-tune instead of a $9000 one. However, it will likely quickly forget what was learned until I figure out a better way to use neuromodulation to prevent forgetting. In the meantime there's someone else working on neural net chatbots here if you want to check them out. They're pretty good: https://github.com/JEF1056/Jade_T5 https://github.com/JEF1056/Jv6
>>9115 why the fuck is there E-Drama on a board that is designated for building robo-waifus. where is the connection?
>>9124 Thanks, mate.
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>>9124 >MARRY ME JADE!111 >no. Leld.

Self-driving cars AI + hardware Robowaifu Technician 09/11/2019 (Wed) 07:13:28 No.112 [Reply]
Obviously the AI and hardware needed to run an autonomous gynoid robot is going to be much more complicated than that required to drive an autonomous car, but there are at least some similarities, and the cars are very nearly here now. There are also several similarities between the automobile design, production and sales industries and what I envision will be their counterparts in the 'Companion Robot' industries. Practically every single advance in self-driving cars will eventually have important ramifications for the development and production of Robowaifus.

ITT: post ideas and news about self-driving cars and the hardware and software that makes them possible. Also discuss the technical, regulatory, and social challenges ahead for them. Please keep in mind this is the /robowaifu/ board, and if you have any insights about how you think these topics may crossover and apply here would also be welcome.

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Check my dubs :^)
Now if we can only get it to play the Ride of the Valkyries

From the No Starch imprint. Details reverse-engineering automotive embedded electronics, ostensibly to improve them. White/Gray hat stuff. This certainly has import for developers of robowaifus, whose CnC is actually much more complicated in the end.

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Pretty remarkable new SoC from (((Nvidia))) for autonomous vehicles (cars & robots). 17B transistors. nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-introduces-drive-agx-orin-advanced-software-defined-platform-for-autonomous-machines?nvid=nv-int-cwmfg-30041#cid=gtcev_nv-int-cwmfg_en-us
<"...we arrive at a combined torque rating at the shaft of around 1,000 lb-ft, or 1,356 Newton-meters." >ywn a robowaifu monster super truck I just want my RoboHummerEVWaifu! Is that too much to ask? https://www.motor1.com/news/450217/gmc-hummer-ev-torque/

Papercraft waifu Robowaifu Technician 09/16/2019 (Mon) 06:21:35 No.271 [Reply]
Thoughts on making a paper waifu then adding robotics? I want animu grills but, most robots have uncanny 3DPD faces that aren't nearly as cute as a real waifu. With paper/screens, at least the face can keep the purity and beauty of 2D.
>>271 While I cannot help on the robowaifu side, there are moving paper toys from this thread back at /po/. They're cute and templates can be adjusted. They're easy to store, but be careful about paper getting dusty. https://boards.4channel.org/po/thread/574188
One of my favorite topics on /robowaifu/ actually. Not only is paper lightweight as a shell material, it's also easily 'editable' w/ no software required. It can serve as a base substrate to begin doing layup for other resin-based shell techniques. It can even serve as lightweight, easily-manufacture structural supports when rolled as tight tubes glued around collections of other 'tubes' like drinking straws. Combine these tensegrity-based structural frames on the inside, and easily-crafted shell designs on the outside, tie it all together with 3D-printed joints, connectors, bearings, pivots etc., and you have a lightweight robowaifu base from which to begin a design with. On top of all that it's cheap! I hope papercraft-waifu Anon finds us again and starts posting here again tbh.
>related xpost >>9176

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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>>8856 Thank, I'm going to try it. Thanks for the reminder.
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>>8856 I don't have a Raspberry Pi yet, but I did find this program called 'Chan Thread Watch' for Windows 10 that can download the html of each thread. Sorry if I'm doing it wrong - I'm a complete spastic when it comes to this sort of thing.
>>8860 Yes. I have played about installing a couple of different Linux distros on virtual machines in the past, and with the instructions about BUMP written on here, I should be able to make a proper backup. Thanks for pointing that out anon!
>>8900 Well if you have any questions just give a shout Anon. I've been doing stuff like VMs for about five years now (it's how I finally managed to escape the MicroStasi gulag).

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Making money with AI and robowaifus Robowaifu Technician 11/30/2019 (Sat) 03:07:12 No.1642 [Reply]
The greatest challenge to building robowaifus is the sheer cost of building robots and training AI. We should start brainstorming ways we can leverage our abilities with AI to make money. Even training AI quickly requires expensive hardware and computer clusters. The faster we can increase our compute power, the more money we can make and the quicker we can be on our way to building our robowaifus. Art Generation Waifu Labs sells pillows and posters of the waifus it generates, although this has caused concern and criticism due to it sometimes generating copyrighted characters from not checking if generated characters match with training data. https://waifulabs.com/ Deepart.io provides neural style transfer services. Users can pay for expedited service and high resolution images. https://deepart.io/ PaintsChainer takes sketches and colours them automatically with some direction from the user, although it's not for profit it could be turned into a business with premium services. https://paintschainer.preferred.tech/index_en.html I work as an artist and have dabbled with training my own AIs that can take a sketch and generate many different thumbnails that I've used to finish paintings. I've also created an AI that can generate random original thumbnails from a training set. In the future when I have more compute power my goal is to create an AI that does the mundane finishing touches to my work which consumes over 80% of my time painting. Applying AI to art will have huge potential in entertainment and marketing for animation, games and virtual characters. Market Research

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>>8944 >I don't know of anything to go off of that has done something similar successfully Heh, well we haven't let that stop us here before. Trailblazing new frontiers is always notoriously difficult Anon. Generally speaking, only the strong survive intact through it all. So go for it and see what comes out! >Maybe I'll write up the story, Please do. Anon. >that will eventually lead to a "Icarus tier" petbot Sounds interesting. Mind telling us more about that?
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>>8945 It's from "Sora No Otoshimono". Icarus, was basically a robot that was made by "Angels" and was considered a "pet-class-angeloid" (for Pleasure). She also doubles as a guard...(The backstory is that these angels/advanced-race that have lived for eons made the literal perfect robowaifu) My point though, was under the fantasy that I can successfully get the funds, and use the funds in the right way, we make a waifubot that is better than the "real" thing. >A bot that can love, >A bot that can feel, >A bot that doesn't tire, doesn't sleep, always ready to protect their master. Other than that, making the gacha game's basic game engine and getting it released should be the easy part. I am not entirely sure how hard or expensive it is to get a good artist. If the art isn't good, the game's profits won't be there. Plus, unless I figure out some sort of crazy good game on mobile, without the art it will be nothing. Genshin Impact, while I don't really care for the exact play-style, I think an RPG using multiple characters could work. Something where the players build bots, and "leveling up" will be when certain bots reaches new levels of intelligence/sentience (like level 1 the bot can only chat at a low level, and level 2 the bot can move, and like level 100 the bot can pass as a literal person). Gear would just be whatever upgrades for the bots. If the combat is reliant on a story, it might turn into a "Gender War" type thing. Of which I would be okay with, but it seems there are a lot of botbros who overly passive that might not like the potential of it being a big blip on {{{their}}} radar. Plus it seems some of the "women awareness" threads have been locked, so the story might be hard to figure out if I am restricted by certain rules due to the community. I've been looking into it tonight, it's bothersome as it seems if it does become a fairly big hit, lawyers will be needed. I never really understood why these big game companies paid their lawyers more than their software engineers, but I guess it's because it's so easy to harass a company that it becomes necessary. The game engine could probably be shit though, it's going to come down to the art. The art alone would be the biggest incentive to spend/fund the game.
>>8942 >A Non-Fungible Token (NFT) is a digital file whose unique identity and ownership are verified on a blockchain (a digital ledger).[1][2] NFTs are not mutually interchangeable (see fungibility). An NFT is created by uploading another file, such as a digital artwork, to an auction market. This creates a copy of the file, which is recorded as an NFT on the digital ledger. The token can then be bought with cryptocurrency and resold. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-fungible_token
>>8952 >In early 2021, a German conceptual artist auctioned a single transparent pixel for 1 Ether, thereby emitting 125 kg of CO2. Top kek.
>>8946 Thanks for the explanation about Icarus, I had forgotten about that. You know, zzzchan/v/ has an active AGDG thread going. Maybe you can bounce around your game ideas with them Anon? Good luck with it.

AI + Brain/Computer Interface news & commentary Robowaifu Technician 09/15/2019 (Sun) 10:35:53 No.253 [Reply]
DARPA Wants Brain Implants That Record From 1 Million Neurons

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>>5199 I guess what I'm thinking of would be a souped-up version of that PS4 VR game 'Summer Lesson', but maybe more Augmented Reality with IoT integrated so she appears to be cooking or cleaning when in fact it's the appliances running IRL and the animations are synced over the top of that. Sure, you'd still have to provide the correct ingredients for cooking in barcoded containers and go to pre-designated interaction points in your room/house but I think that would still be pretty awesome. Especially if you could take her outside with you on your mobile phone, too.
>>5200 >the appliances running IRL and the animations are synced over the top of that. I'm not too sure if the Visual Waifu got all the old archives synced across or not, but iirc this notion was discussed a bit there. Could be related, so might be of some interest. >>240
>>5185 >Dreaming is very nice, but getting things done is more important. I think we're all trying to create 'practical' things here Anon, even if they're virtual. Otherwise, we'd all be hanging out on /clang/ wherever that might be today, rip.
>>5199 >It's already better than reality if you ask me! /thrad

Robowaifu fiction to promote the product and expand the market Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2019 (Mon) 07:17:19 No.29 [Reply] [Last]
>order companionbot from obscure japanese website
>you're not a pedo, but size is a major factor in the practicality of these designs, so the loli-robot is by far the cheapest and most reliable option
>you open the box and find your companion, purposely designed to look like a cartoon robot, rather than a real person
>still, the robot's purpose is obvious when you realize it is nude and has genitals
>since it is a lolibot, you, a 32 year old wizard NEET, can't exactly go to the store and buy clothes that fit it. So you'd better do an extra good job at hiding it from any guests that come over.
>lol you never have any guests. Guess some problems solve themselves.
>before turning the robot on, you have to setup the software options on your computer. You adjust a series of sliders regarding personality traits, before selecting the English option, and choosing your preferred voice from a list.
>then you agonize for hours over picking a name
>other, more expensive models, are wi-fi compatible, but you purposely chose the cheapest option with no wireless connectivity, not just because you're cheap, because you don't want people spying on your waifu
>you save the settings to a flash drive which is inserted in the robot's navel, after removing a waterproof cover, of course. But this is when you realize you don't actually know how to turn the robot on
>after rifling through the manual you find the on/off procedure, which involves bending the fingers into a certain configuration before pressing in the port on the robot's navel with one hand and pinching the buttons that are the robot's g-spot and clitoris with the other.
>the robot immediately comes to life, opening its eyes and looking directly at you, in a rather compromising position
>Your sudden reaction of shock abides when you remind yourself that it's simply a robot.
>But the awkwardness comes back when the robot speaks, in very broken Engrish
>still, you can understand as it introduces itself with the name you've given it, the voice you chose for it.
>you know that you chose those options, but when the robot asks you for your name, you still answer just as awkwardly as when a real girl would ask you your name at the bank or whatever
>actually, more awkwardly because your fingers are inside it. So you freeze up, as you do even in simpler situations
>but the robot is programmed for your happiness, and detects your stress, smiling at you in an attempt to make you feel better. But only briefly, because you programmed it with just the mildest hint of tsundere
>it tells you to not feel stressed, and assures you that it is not being damaged by your touch
>you remove yourself from the robot's vagina, and notice a brief, subtle shudder. Nice attention to detail from the creators
>You stand up in front of the robot and watch it as it looks around the room, studying its surroundings. It moves in an unnaturally smooth motion, but manages to not be too uncanny due to looking like a robot, rather than a human.
>as the robot's eyes scan the room, you notice that they stop for just a tiny but longer than usual as they look straight ahead. Straight ahead at your boner, which happens to be right at the small robot's face level.
>once again your mind forgets that you are dealing with a machine, and you awkwardly try to create small talk to diffuse the situation, asking the robot if it requires anything else at the moment. It declines, and instead asks if there is anything you desire
>you, the autist you are, refuse to let the robot do anything for you, and instead say that you are going to go and make a sandwich.
>you tell the robot to make itself comfortable, then cringe to yourself when you realize the absurdity of that statement.

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>>7140 Heh, a story worthy of the good doctor no doubt.
>>7140 So this was the solution to Fukushima? No wonder it was taking so long to contain the radiation without the assistance of a Mega-Robowaifu!
Imagine your perfect creation has been actualized to her fullest potential. How does she engage your senses? How does she captivate your attention? How does she inspire your love and devotion? How do you invest your time and energy with her? This is the place to describe her and interact with her in a virtual space. Today it will be in our imaginations, but tomorrow it will be her sentient mind and perfect body engaging you directly and satisfying you in every way.
>>8706 I thought about writing something yesterday, but didn't really know what. These questions are kind of odd. Also, me and probably others as well, would vaguely direct you to some anime or live-action characters. We have a thread for that, and others about things like behavior and psychology: RW in media >>82 RW in society >>106 Private parts >>419 Favorite RW >>1 RW Psychology >>2731 Ultimate Waifu >>246 Personality >>408 Cuddle robots >>411 More: >>catalog >How does she engage your senses? I have no clue what this means. >How does she captivate your attention? Looking pretty, posing somewhere, saying "Hi"?

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>>8717 Nice categorization breakdowns Anon. I plan to review our Library Thread during the coming week with your topics in mind.

NLP General Robowaifu Technician 09/10/2019 (Tue) 05:56:12 No.77 [Reply]
AI Natural Language Processing general thread

>"Natural language processing is a field of computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages."

>Computing Machinery and Intelligence

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>>8200 >using higher-order Markov chains for text generation Sure why not? >Would it be useful Yes, ofc. >or is it too simplistic? Again, yes. All NN-based approaches are too simplistic for now. GPT-3 is the best we've done atm, yet it's entirely brain-dead and doesn't 'understand' a word it's saying. It's behaviour is simply a yuge statistical model based on actual human's text output (well, mostly humans heh). Just start where you're at Anon. You'll get better as you go along. If you have an implementation of higher-order Markov chains for text generation that you can understand how it works well enough to modify it successfully to more closely align with your goals, then use it! You're already in the top 1/2 of 1 percent of the population in this regard. BTW, please share your progress and code here on /robowaifu/ as you go along, thanks.
>ivan-bilan/The-NLP-Pandect >A comprehensive reference for all topics related to Natural Language Processing >This pandect (πανδέκτης is Ancient Greek for encyclopedia) was created to help you find almost anything related to Natural Language Processing that is available online. https://github.com/ivan-bilan/The-NLP-Pandect
>>8496 Thanks Anon, repo cloned. That's a lot of links!
>>8496 Thanks I discovered EleutherAI through your post. Apparently it's a group attempting to create a fully open-source alternative to (((OpenAI)))'s GPT-3. We wish Godspeed to them, obviously. https://eleuther.ai/ https://github.com/EleutherAI
>related crosspost (>>10613, >>10614)

/robowaifu/meta-2: Electric Boogaloo Robowaifu Technician 05/13/2020 (Wed) 16:22:03 No.3108 [Reply] [Last]
Please Note: I'm going to be continuing with occasionally repopulating our board again with old posts. Feel free to post responses to them regardless, as I will generally be watching and can often respond appropriately to your posts. But be aware these will be 'log dumps' as it were from our original board. Specifically, these bump-bot re-posts will have rw@bump.bot in the name field (usually). Cheers. >--- This thread is for off-topic and general discussions. FYI, our bunker is at https://anon.cafe/robowaifu/catalog.html probably should bookmark that now Anon. :^) Also, let's discuss ways to get more people involved. How can we grow this board? As well, let's share general robowaifu ideas, etc., to help inspire each other. This thread is meant to improve /robowaifu/ in general way and be a place to hangout with loosely off-topic talk. previous /meta thread: >>38

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You said there would be a new chatbot chobitsu.
>>8487 Heh, I guess you need to send moar pizzas first Anon. Also, grats you've just opened up for us a new subterranean zone. Probably filled with gold and jewels tbh. Any topic suggestions?
>>8487 When did he make such a promise and in what time frame? And when did we have a chatbot? GPT2 is a text generator. It doesn't know what it says, nor remember it.
>>8490 I actually wasn't quite too sure on that one myself heh. But I'm willing to give Anon the benefit of the doubt. We'll eventually get there with several effective chat systems I'm sure!

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