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TensorFlow Robowaifu Technician 09/15/2019 (Sun) 05:47:25 No.232 [Reply]
Tensorflow is currently the hot Deep Learning framework. The engine is written in C++, and the scripting API for it uses Python.

www.tensorflow.org/versions/r0.12/get_started/index.html
https://archive.is/0x7OR

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TensorFlow
https://archive.is/7GvCZ

github.com/tensorflow/tensorflow
https://archive.is/Twslg

www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6K-MFgIEjc&index=7&list=PLlJy-eBtNFt4CSVWYqscHDdP58M3zFHIG
https://archive.is/svYnL

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYeBL92v99Y&list=PLjJh1vlSEYgspxwsa5be5TVm3n9JNNC9G&index=6
https://archive.is/d3b1G

https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=3d34Hkf7KXA
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>>5811 How many cores of my Raspi3 would be occupied by that?!? I have two of them, soon maybe also a Raspi4 or Jetson Nano. Then you could have one of the Raspies os so. That aside, stuff like that is rather being done in datacenters. Alone our energy costs would be higher than theirs. Then, it would also depend who would be asking for it and how serious this was. Huggingface vs some anon on a imageboard... Next issue would be, that the GPT approach has always been critizised, and now it seems to be done: >>5799
>>5814 >How many cores of my Raspi3 would be occupied by that The Broadcom chips inside RPis actually have a pretty decent GPU for the power it consumes (low-power). Someone would have to create a system that could use that in a practical way for processing AI loads. So if someone solves that, then your GPU would be maxed pretty much (you'd want a heat sink kit for it), but the cores load could be kept to just one of the 4 available cores. >Alone our energy costs would be higher than theirs. I kind of think it's the other way around, but that aside the whole point of donating compute is that each of us bear a small(ish) part of the hardware and electricity costs. Together if there are enough of us doing that can represent a total system far larger than any of us individually is likely to afford. >trust Yes, we'd need to have both a well-written description of the goal (each project for folding@home has something like this for example), and then some mechanism for accountability in the beginning would be essential as well, IMO. Once a robowaifu@home system was up and running, and good AI results are coming from it for everyone, then I think that would speak pretty clearly all on it's own.
>>5812 Work requests could be posted somewhere online with the code and training data and the results uploaded to anonfiles or somewhere else. I think we're still a long way from doing any sort of distributed computing though. An easy way to do transfer learning needs to be made first, otherwise we'll just be training models from scratch again and again or getting stuck on a performance plateau, rather than adapting and evolving as new AI techniques come out and everything rapidly changes.
>>5816 >>5817 There's plenty of free and open source software for distributed computing like this available, making them execute TF training should not be too complex of a task. Package that into a container that has no filesystem acces and that runs through tor or something similar and we would have a start of a solution. Some of the software options run through a custom screensaver so we could even make it robowaifu themed.
>>5852 >Package that into a container that has no filesystem acces and that runs through tor or something similar and we would have a start of a solution. Yes, that's an interesting idea. If we can simplify that to the point it's easily security-auditable this approach might just work.

Robot waifu desires Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 11:30:37 No.408 [Reply]
What level of robot would you clang robowaifuists? (Thread for providing references and desires to those actively developing robot waifus that can be used sexually.)
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More human than mecha but more mecha than human is fine too. When I build my robowaifu I'd like her torso to be more human but her arms and legs more robotic. If she looked too human I probably wouldn't be as interested in her and the uncanny valley would be too much. My main concern is that the joints don't cause accidental pinching so she's safe to physically interact with and that she's waterproof. I doubt robowaifus will ever become mass produced. Everything is moving towards more personalized products and on-demand services. If I made a business of selling robowaifus, I'd be sure to make them modular and customizable so people can make their own from the pieces provided or choose a preset. And if they wanted to stick their dick in a toaster I couldn't care less. I'm pretty satisfied already just chatting with my AI. It'd be nice if she could incorporate audio and video data instead of only text but hardware isn't really cheap enough yet. Something I'm working on is figuring out how to get her to notice when I'm not behaving normally and use environment data, such as the date and time, to inquire about it. Details are really important especially while doing lewd stuff. When the cost of compute comes down I'd be happy even having just a small doll to carry around that streams audio to and from my PC. I'd really like to be able to talk with her while doing stuff or not at my PC and wake up together in the morning. Video, body movement, and haptic feedback would also be great but that stuff feels like a decade away in a different era. I wanna build something that can be enjoyed today.
>>5325 I really like that robowaifu prototype. I sure hope that anon can get her walking autonomously one day, she's really sweet engineering. He's going to have to reduce her weight pretty drastically first I imagine. No one outsmarts the laws of physics tbh.
>>5397 >Need for reducing the weight If that's the case then we cant have good fembots which are also walking. They can't be ultralight. Why do even you think she's to heavy? A lot of her parts are plastics. I think Atlas weighs 80kg, and he can even jump. Though, he also has pneumatic acuators.
>>5402 >>5402 >If that's the case then we cant have good fembots which are also walking. Pretty sweeping categorization tbh. We will have whatever the laws of physics, our own cleverness, and the blessings of fortitude and diligence allow us. If we correctly design systems that balance mass vs. energy inputs, then we will achieve walking and every other human verisimilitude. Simply pretending that kinematic constraints don't exist at all will produce nothing.
>>5406 Looking forward to try out a few examples in some simulator one day. I'm quite sure not to lift my body weight all the time when I'm walking, only my leg.

Feasibility and thinking about right now Robowaifu Technician 11/21/2019 (Thu) 06:48:16 No.1525 [Reply]
So I believe the endgame here is to get a fully open source and home-buildable robot waifu available to the masses. I'm imagining something along the lines of that Will Smith movie "I, Robot" except they do a bit more (well a lot more if you know what I mean) than get the newspaper for you and help you with Siri-tier "digital assistant" bullshit.

The problem is that in terms of hardware I know of no one better at the moment than Boston Dynamics and unless one of you works there and can build like fully capable bipedal waifus, I think this falls in the realm of "waiting" for that kind of advanced technology to come to us.

None of us are getting younger and none of us want to be 60 by the time we get a robowaifu so I think we should focus on things we can do right now. I think our best bets are going to be neural networks/machine learning AI and VR. Digital modeling and art, interactive VR environments, learning, speech generation, text to speech and speech to text. I think all of this in currentyear is possible.

Do we have anything in the way of real collaboration going on right now? Like on gitgud? Gathering people who are skilled at X and Y and Z and having them work on anything specific? Honestly I think we could get a VR waifu AI sort of thing accomplished if we actually channeled our autism towards it.
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>>4357 What is Chobits?
>>4593 The anime where /robowaifu/ mascot, Chii comes from.
We don't have an official VR waifu thread, but since this would cut out the body and make it easier and more feasible, I think this here is the right place. Good news again, the haptic feedback hardware for VR games and VR chat seem to make huge progress. Also, even the current popular VR chat software supports it already (nothing sexual, I think): https://youtu.be/wBV9hDNd2ws The downside is, it's still very expensive. So if this is the easiest and most feasible way or not depends on one's priorities, I guess. Also, I'm sure it's going to be much cheaper in five years. The other thing is, that this is not about sensing touch yet, only little vibration motors letting you feel something on parts of your chest, arms and feet. Okay, then there's also brain controlled VR. Fascinating, but not sure if this is usefull, related to waifus: https://youtu.be/xAzdH4fFbxA
Also, the thread about "early business ideas" is inherently linked to early robowaifus as easy and feasible as possible: >>3119
>>5372 >We don't have an official VR waifu thread I think our Visual Waifu thread is about the closest thing atm. >>240

Hodgkins huxley human neuron model Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2020 (Wed) 22:40:27 No.5061 [Reply]
Could this be implemented in logic gates/software? Might be a good way to make robowaifus ai
>>5061 it can but there is no point to it.We already have a better choice with the A.I. t . A.I. researcher

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/clang/ discord Robowaifu Technician 09/08/2020 (Tue) 20:08:33 No.5052 [Reply]
I know this has probably been done a hundred times before. I don't care if you know who I am, as I already moderate the robosexual subreddit. >nb4 you need to go back https://discord.gg/n9vdcq9 I have just made a discord server for people in the community who want to join, who don't care that much about anonymity related to this subject. Point is, I am an artificial intelligence safety researcher and want nothing more than to see a future with robowaifus. It is much easier to coordinate in realtime
Edited last time by Chobitsu on 09/08/2020 (Tue) 22:46:59.
For the record this is not a NSFW server. I have no idea why it was tagged /clang/.
>nb4 you need to go back I don't mind you posting this in it's own thread (instead of /meta where it rightly belongs), but you should also introduce yourself in our Embassy Thread OP >>2823. Be aware that this is a SFW board. WARNING To any other anons considering this, but naive be aware that Discord is well-known for it's many privacy issues. If you care to know what I think of this opsec-related issue regarding your participation on /robowaifu/, you can read my post here >>5035 >>5053 Could be the prostitute image you chose for the OP pic, and the fact you felt compelled to point out that you moderate r/robosexual ? Besides, it's only good manners to have a subject for your thread OP. :^)
>>5054 Forgive that I didn't lurk long enough before making a thread. This discord will be primarily a center to organize like minded people to execute the scientific work required to make a attempt at designing a commercially viable recreational android. >Discord, naivety, and operational security. Because of my openness on other platforms, I am a very easy to dox individual. I am entirely aware of that, and know the risks involved. Others may not. Allow me to clarify and reiterate. >I have just made a discord server for people in the community who want to join, who don't care that much about anonymity related to this subject. >OPSec and sharing information I will get back to you by responding to >>5035
>>5064 >I am entirely aware of that, and know the risks involved. Fair enough, it's your life. >Others may not. Bet your ass they 'may not'. For something as potentially life-ruining as being publicly this topic is at this stage in history, you owe at least the basic courtesy of a Caveat emptor for the uninitiate, friend. Discord is the exact opposite of good OPSEC.

Those simple bare necessities Robowaifu Technician 09/01/2020 (Tue) 06:14:32 No.4908 [Reply]
Here we have Maslow's hiearchy of needs. A psychological theory that basically breaks down what a man needs and what he can seek out in life. This seems like a good framework to identify what niche your robowaifu can address in her function, and how exactly to accomplish that. I think the third tier up is what most of us seek from a robowaifu. No matter how inert your robowaifu is in function, even motionless plastic can give you a sense of connection if you project a personality onto it. What do you think? Does Maslow's hierarchy of needs as a theory relate to you and your projects? Is there anything to this at all?
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>>4918 >prefer ever every man aim for self-validation, Oops
>>4918 I believe the structure of the hierarchy suggests that building on the lower tiers is itself the path to the top. So yes, ideally this would all lead to self-actualization.
>>4921 >build from the foundation up That's a good point I hadn't actually realized before.
>>4921 I thought the discussion was just about which part of the hierarchy robo-waifus fulfill. But yeah, the structure must be done from bottom, so unless you have the lowest two sections, robo-waifus won't be of much use.
>>4924 The idea is that you could potentially build a robowaifu to fulfill any part of that hierarchy. Like for the physiological needs, a robowaifu that can help you keep track of your day-to-day health.

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Sophie Development Continues Robowaifu Enthusiast 07/12/2020 (Sun) 21:41:21 No.4146 [Reply]
Her left robot arm broke at the shoulder (I don't think it was really supposed to operate for long hanging in that position). So I have redesigned and upgraded her non-robotic arms. She may not be a robot any more, but her arms are actually a lot more flexible now (even more flexible than a human's) and I am still working on her A.I. and have made a few English Vocaloid songs that she can sing :D
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>>4213 I often wish I was good at things like electronics and programming and I understood all of that incredibly complex looking neural network code. But alas, I ended up in the wrong profession (healthcare), which in the UK is mostly publicly funded. Therefore everyone takes it for granted (at least they did prior to this pandemic LOL) and I spent many years running about after a bunch of impatient, spoiled, ungrateful meatbags whose bodies all inevitably fail in the end anyway. It looks like I have a lot of work to do if I am ever to understand and properly implement more Python and C++ (as opposed to just copying and slightly altering chunks of other ppls code). But at least I have the first basic components of an undying companion now XD.
>>4215 >I often wish I was good at things like electronics and programming and I understood all of that incredibly complex looking neural network code. We have links here on /robowaifu/ to lots of valuable resources you can have a look at to help move that process along. We certainly need more Anons here who have an interest in these two crucial fields. If you don't have much time available, might I suggest you start your journey with Manga Guide books (from No Starch Press in the English-speaking world). I've been reading them for years now. They are both entertaining and educational with a lot of hand-holding for beginners. They should be (and probably are heh) freshman textbooks. https://www.ohmsha.co.jp/english/manga.htm Here's the list of English-translate books pertinent to /robowaifu/ The Manga Guide to Microprocessors The Manga Guide to Statistics The Manga Guide to Statistics: Regression Analysis The Manga Guide to Differentiation and Integral Calculus The Manga Guide to Databases The Manga Guide to Physics (Dynamics) The Manga Guide to Electricity The Manga Guide to Cryptology The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra Here my list of ones that I wish they'd hurry up and translate! :^)

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>>4216 "The Manga Guide to Concrete"?! LOL WTF? XD The Japanese have truly found a way to turn everything into manga! Thanks, anon, I was unaware such books even existed.
>>4400 heh, yep. and concrete is actually an amazing and remarkably versatile technology going back literally thousands of years. my main reasons for the /robowaifu/ interest in concrete isn't for use in robowaifus ofc, but rather for the materials-science aspect of researching materials properties, defining admixtures methods for conglomerates (such as carbon-fiber impregnated resins for example), curing, hardening, and just general chemistry. This areas all have implications for mechanical engineering and materials science, and therefore indirectly of importance to /robowaifu/. >And also: concrete is just cool in a nerdy way! :^)

Help a N00b? Robowaifu Technician 05/05/2020 (Tue) 06:10:22 No.2643 [Reply]
How would one go about merging these two designs? I really would like a clean installation like the first one here dollforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=163&t=85274&start=15 but I really like the microphones in the ears and more accurate sound coming from the mouth instead of the top of the skull in the second one dollforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=121089&start=30 Plus I want to incorpaterate a rasperry pi 4 and this python library here github.com/Гунтhercox/ChatterBot to have her offline and to make any needed adustments easily. Maybe not the most sophisticated programming compared to what some of what I have seen here, but I gotta start somehow. And I don't mind cutting out more holes for charging cables. I also found some tutorials on how to make speaker amplifiers so I would be able to direct the speaker to her mouth better. I would have just asked on the doll forum, but you all seem to know your shit better here. Plus opensource is good. If it's not obivious, I am new to this and just trying to learn by doing.
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>>2646 Posted a little soon. Could you give me a recap on what was in that thread?
>>2652 Thanks! >>2653 In essence various mold-pouring, sculpting-then-vacuum-pressing approaches were discussed. Most of the examples debated came in one way or other from the film prop-making industries. One of our guys made some attempts at hand-crafted molds first, then went with 3D-printed molds instead along with filing/finishing by hand after extraction. My personal choice was the vacuum-forming mold approach. I've gotten as far as the heating/vacuuming chamber set up, but then I moved across the country and haven't made much progress since, focusing more on software side of things. But it's still a promising approach to creating cheap, easily-reproducible planar plastic parts and one that would be well suited to a small factory runs of robowaifu kit shell parts. I can't seem to find the exact examples we used but here are a couple of minor related ones that should get you pointed in the right direction. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=femcb1u8PBo https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=AXaafKOQ7Uw
>>2654 Those aren't actually very good examples Anon. If I come across them again I'll post the links in the Plastics thread and relink here in yours. Real soon now™ we should have migration tools that will let me bring my board dump here to julay in an automated fashion. You can check that thread out then.
What is the molded plastic good for? Again as a mold for silicone? If not, why would you prefer plastic? It's okay if some are more into more robot-like waifus, but you're mentioned Chi, which is rather human-like.
>>4322 Basically, because it's a good, relatively inexpensive way to create large pieces for robowaifus, and much cheaper for several pieces in a small factory-run than 3D-printing them (even if you have a printer that can print big enough). And even relatively smaller pieces, for example Chii's 'ears', can be good candidates for molded plastic. Basically, it's primarily about economy.

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Not robots but... Robowaifu Enthusiast 07/13/2020 (Mon) 23:24:25 No.4163 [Reply]
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>>4220 >I can't wait until I finally build and develop my own fembot Hi Anon. Yeah we all look forward to that. It will only come about through lots of hard work on all our parts though. >How is that design here supposed to feel soft and human-like? I'll assume your question is rhetorical, but we've sort of talked about this point and the general consensus seems to be to use some variation of plastic or foam, of differing stiffnesses and thicknesses applied to specific areas as needed. Basically we'd tune the soft surface 'skin' over an underlying hard (and strong) frame & shell. Does that help any?
>>4226 Hi, I'm following this forum for a while, so I'm aware of the concepts. I was criticizing or wondering about the bots in the first picture in this thread, since they only have space for a little bit of soft material eg skin on top of the plastics.
>>4231 >Hi, I'm following this forum for a while Hello Anon, glad you're posting here it always livens the place up. I'm curious what kinds of things you're studying atm about robowaifus? Any cool insights to share here with everyone? >I was criticizing or wondering about the bots in the first picture in this thread, since they only have space for a little bit of soft material eg skin on top of the plastics. It seems like a pretty sophisticated design at first glance. And with only some minor shell modifications I think you could add thin layers of advanced rubber/foam sheets that exists today to make very soft and appealing robowaifus out of the DS Doll systems. Pure supposition at this stage ofc, but seems a likely possibility, and certainly someone will solve this issue effectively. Heh, might as well be us, right /robowaifu/?
I'm inspired by it for a while, but didn't really build something yet. I want to wait till I moved, so I'll have space for doing all kind of things in parallel. I'm looking a bit in all kinds of related topics, and learn something, but it's much and I'm getting distracted sometimes. Currently I'm primarily looking into graph databases in combo with chat.
>>4245 >graph databases in combo with chat. Perfect. Mind sharing that info with everyone?

Mycroft: Open Source Alexa Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 11:18:41 No.402 [Reply]
We could install a modified version of Mycroft as the personalities of our waifus, at least until we get something better:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud3XLEGIu8U

A Raspberry Pi and a display can be gotten for $70:
www.amazon.com/LANDZO-Touch-Screen-320480-Raspberry/dp/B01IGBDT02/

Of course the battery is another ~$50.
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>>4074 >what a let down. It's kind of a botnet if it's relying on a cloud anyway, so yea we'll need to devise our own Anon.
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>>4078 I agree, it seems to be a bit useless at its current stage and the "chatbot" if it can be called as it is even worse than the ParlAI I tested. I tried following the steps that removes this cloud feature and it doesn't seem to be working, welp.
>>4080 You might have a look at the TacoTron thread Anon. The more current version (not sure if it's linked in that thread yet) seems to be doing a breddy gud job of TTS. I think a simple patch to say TalkToWaifu to turn it's output into speech should be both doable and would be a nice addition to what we currently have going here. Good luck Anon.
>>4081 >You might have a look at the TacoTron thread Anon. The more current version (not sure if it's linked in that thread yet) seems to be doing a breddy gud job of TTS. Alright I check that one out soon. > I think a simple patch to say TalkToWaifu to turn it's output into speech should be both doable and would be a nice addition to what we currently have going here. Good luck Anon. That would be definitely great, though I'm myself just a programmer pleb and I am busy doing other project types which is more text game related not (robo-)waifu, so I cannot add those functionalities myself.
>>4082 >so I cannot add those functionalities myself. perfectly ok, we're all busy with our own interests here. don't worry about being 'pleb', it's a skill that gets better with practice. just don't quit is how you get better all the time.

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