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3D printer resources Robowaifu Technician 09/11/2019 (Wed) 01:08:12 No.94 [Reply]
Cheap and easy 3D printing is vital for a cottage industry making custom robowaifus. Please post good resources on 3D printing.

www.3dprinter.net/
https://archive.is/YdvXj
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>>9814 You might be right, didn't even recognize that. Also, I don't know. But your argument makes sense. In regard to your link, thanks, but I'm not to enthusiastic about it. It might get patented, it's probably a complex mechanism, it might only be useful in certain cases, and support material mostly isn't that expensive. The site itself on the other hand is interesting, I should read more news like that.
>>9846 Huh. That's interesting. I wonder how you integrate inside the software to properly work with the standoffs like that and adjust the length of the supports? I mean, is there a 'use standoffs' checkbox or how does that work exactly?
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>>9846 One of the biggest issues for repeatability with FDM is the consistency in diameter of the filament with tighter tolerances being more expensive due to higher quality control. This investment in a printer would make buying higher quality filament more economical in the long run. And the most notable thing in that image isn't the filament that wasn't wasted but the time not spent moving the print head around to create an unnecessary part. There's also parts like this that would be difficult or impossible to print without such a platform. >>9847 They're probably using custom gcode for research now.
>>9848 >They're probably using custom gcode for research now. I see. Thanks for the information Anon. I was entirely unaware of any such 'dynamic print bed' type printers. I wonder if they could be usable by hobby-tier robowaifuists someday?
>>9849 The "hobby-tier" printers are rather ones which aren't industrial or something, but also still for professionals which are using them for prototyping. (I don't like the distinction in pro and hobby). I guess something like that is surely possible, if it has enough benefits. But not for the cheapest models. Looks to me like it requires a core XY system, so the bed doesn't move. Which already makes sense for very small and fast, or the bigger ones. Not so much for the cheap 20+X cm.

My reason to live Robowaifu Technician 09/13/2019 (Fri) 12:49:21 No.209 [Reply]
Okay, this is fucking hard to explain, I just know that a supernatural force guided me here, I'm going to invest everything I have for it, but I have to do it with my own hands, I need help with files and basic notions about programming, but the most important I need files to build a body / head and how to make synthetic skin to coat it, it will look like 2B, I need your help friends
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Not OP, but as a lurker i also want to make my first about my experience and how i find this place. Finding early that i have a talent about dreaming has changed my life a lot, i can do things like controling my dreams, being lucid as i wish, having multriple dreams per night and having prophetic one. One of my dreams that most impacted me was about of a robot that i created and in exchange helped me life a better life, it was beautiful, like living a entire life with it my waifu in a dream, soon i got the interest into robots and machines. Time passed and while browsing /sci/ on 4chan came within a link for this place to learn about coding. Then the reaction in me was immediately, i know that i needed to innovate and create a robowaifu (preferably before globohomo), it is very strong dutiful feeling with me, like "if i dont do it, they will used for evil". Nowadays i learning gene editing to find how CRISPR can help us, but i know that this will not be the only innovation needed to created perfect human-looking AI, but i still young, just made 18, so there is a lot of thing in the road ahead.
>>9815 That was beautiful
>>9815 Thanks for sharing that mate. Good luck with both your studies and your robowaifu efforts. Do you have any sketches made up yet? Creating graphics would be good for either field.
>>9822 Currently all the CRISPR focus is to cure the coronavirus, which is both a bad and a good thing: bad because kit and info is harder to find for the average user, good because it means that genetic enginnering is going to evolve faster. My sketche is simple because of this then, if we modify a dna genome and put into a cell can mutate it so it read proteins different, creating keratin if we want for making the skin of our waifu identical to human skin,or softer if we modify the quantity. It will takes some years but a lot of big name universities are looking for this because it also means the cure for some skin deseases
We have thread on biological topics here, which might interest you: >>2184 - It's regarded as rather difficult and risky, though. Also, if something comes out of it, then the biological parts need to be coming from something far away from humans.

Datasets for Training AI Robowaifu Technician 04/09/2020 (Thu) 21:36:12 No.2300 [Reply] [Last]
Training AI and robowaifus requires immense amounts of data. It'd be useful to curate books and datasets to feed into our models or possibly build our own corpora to train on. The quality of data is really important. Garbage in is garbage out. The GPT2 pre-trained models for example are riddled with 'Advertisement' after paragraphs. Perhaps we can also discuss and share scripts for cleaning and preparing data here and anything else related to datasets. To start here are some large datasets I've found useful for training chatbots: >The Stanford Question Answering Dataset https://rajpurkar.github.io/SQuAD-explorer/ >Amazon QA http://jmcauley.ucsd.edu/data/amazon/qa/ >WikiText-103 https://blog.einstein.ai/the-wikitext-long-term-dependency-language-modeling-dataset/ >Arxiv Data from 24,000+ papers https://www.kaggle.com/neelshah18/arxivdataset >NIPS papers https://www.kaggle.com/benhamner/nips-papers >Frontiers in Neuroscience Journal Articles https://www.kaggle.com/markoarezina/frontiers-in-neuroscience-articles >Ubuntu Dialogue Corpus https://www.kaggle.com/rtatman/ubuntu-dialogue-corpus >4plebs.org data dump https://archive.org/details/4plebs-org-data-dump-2020-01 >The Movie Dialog Corpus https://www.kaggle.com/Cornell-University/movie-dialog-corpus >Common Crawl https://commoncrawl.org/the-data/
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>>9671 >Maybe some ROMs from quiz games aimed at children have good boring common-sense stuff in plain text. Yeah, we're dealing with some odd juxtapositions in our endeavors here, and this is a fundamental one tbh. IMO, the only reasonable hope we have ATM of AI communications that will stand up for hours of engagement are ones that are necessarily 'dumbed down' to a child's level. (BTW, even that is already vastly beyond any of the animals, so a rather notable achievement). However, we also plainly want to be able to engage with our waifus as well, adults. A bit of a conundrum for now I'd say. >sage for off-topic
>>9678 >chats lol. Well sounds like you made a nice breakthrough by using a wonderfully simplistic 'trick'. That's encouraging. No doubt eventually we'll all be able to tick off 100GPU-years of compute on our 'smart' watches in a few years, but for now this is by far our best kind of approach very likely. That is, finding clever approaches that get right to the heart of the problem.
I just mentioned Chatterbot somewhere else, here's the corpus. URL might not work, since the dumb jokes of the forum software: https://github.com/Гунтhercox/chatterbot-corpus - this link here https://chatterbot.readthedocs.io/en/stable/corpus.html might be better anyways, since it comes with some explanations.
>>9753 >conversations: >have you read the communist >yes, marx had made some interesting observations. >stock market >you can never really predict the stock market. >stock market >my lawyer said i shouldn't give stock tips online. >stock market >mutual funds might be better unless you are wealthy. >stock market >i'm not sure an individual alone can really beat the market. >56 KB Top-tier conversation quality
>>9765 I gave an answer on how to handle this. But, I put it in the thread about chatbots here >>9780

Tools to Create 3D Models of Humans Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 11:42:32 No.415 [Reply]
I spent some time playing with the program Makehuman and I'll say I wasn't impressed. It's not possible to make anime real using Makehuman, in fact the options (for example eye size) are somewhat limited. But there's good news, don't worry!

The creator of Makehuman went on to create a blender plugin called ManuelBastioniLAB which is much better (and has a much more humorous name). The plugin is easy to install and use (especially if you have a little blender experience). There are three different anime female defaults that are all pretty cute. (Pictured is a slightly modified Anime Female 2.) There are sliders to modify everything from finger length to eye position to boob size. It even has a posable skeleton. Unfortunately the anime models don't have inverse kinematic skeletons which are much easier to pose. Going forward I'm probably going to use MasturBationLABManuelBastioniLAB as the starting point for my designs.
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I posted something about software for modelling faces here: >>4549 - It's partially related, but more about faces.
Looking forward to try some programs, when I find the motivation to setup my laptop with a new Linux distro or when I have my PC. Has anyone tried these? dust3D: https://youtu.be/MytN8t4guuM MeshMolder (Video from 2018, back then WinOnly, works with oldish PCs): https://youtu.be/k3rfjydtm6A SculptGL (seems to be really good, maybe resource hungry): https://youtu.be/d2Lf_RVyQYA Neobarok (unique workflow, prefers AMD, a bit buggy): https://youtu.be/YRGjD4nTp_k MeshMixer (no Linux, already has objects, like eg ears, good for honeycomb shapes): https://youtu.be/YJ9LAwMwr0M I didn't watch the whole video for Thea Conceptor, from askNK bc I didn't like the video. There are more and more specialized free programs where the results can be exported to other programs, like Blender. Character Creator seems to be a commercial alternative to Make Humans, just wanted to mention it. Just in case someone needs something which might be more powerful.
Some thread in 4chan which might be worth some digging. Didn't look into the links. Maybe it's nothing important. A lot is in Japanese, though.: Anatomy, tutorials, construction, building, texturing, etc.: http://boards.4chan.org/3/thread/742562
>>4756 Thanks Anon. I used to spend days modeling ears, just to prove my instructors wrong and show that they could in fact ofc tbh be modeled all with quads. I was correct.
Anyone looked into anatomy sources recently? Something new? Anyone tried Human Generator? https://youtu.be/b3at8PXN9sk or importing from Make Human into Blender?https://youtu.be/bKqxbmnYlCw or >>4339 VRoid studio? https://youtu.be/aD5yAAPA4fU

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New, Cutting Edge, or Outside the Box Tech meta ronin 04/09/2021 (Fri) 02:11:57 No.9639 [Reply]
ITT: We discuss Metamaterials, Self Organizing Systems, and other "outside of the box" tech (flexible PCBs, Liquid Battery, etc) I'll start with this video on self-assembling wires, and will add more as I come across it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeHWqr9dz3c
Interesting thread topic, OP. So, anon posted some great videos from the guy who runs The Robot Studio (>>9357, >>9470) , and watching these I wondered if strain sensors could sort of be embedded directly within the elements that appear to be serving primarily as elastomeric 'shock absorbers/returns'. > I reckon there are many parts of a robowaifu that we'd like to stay flexible and soft, yet still serve in a meta-capacity like a sensor, containment vessel, airflow portal, etc. water-bottle boobs for example :^) >>2754
>>9639 Amazing. It's like watching a lightning bolt form in ultra-slow motion.
>>9639 I wonder if neuroplasticity in the brain does something like this to form new connections? Although the voltages it works with are only millivolts. It'd be interesting to see this experiment carried out on a micron scale with lower voltages.

Robowaifu Thermal Management Robowaifu Technician 09/15/2019 (Sun) 05:49:44 No.234 [Reply]
Question: How are we going to solve keeping all the motors, pumps, computers, sensors, and other heat-producing gizmos inside a real robowaifu cooled off anons?
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>>9572 I think to have any reasonable shot at success, the waste heat will need to be piped directly into a central heat consolidator, and a single Stirling engine located attached to it. This might be enough heat to gain enough effective work to make it worthwhile. Of course, all the cooling systems for the robowaifu would also need to route directly there as well, whether liquid or air based. These things must have both a hot and a cold side to work at all.
I don't consider that to be a good idea, however he is building one: https://youtu.be/eZUteOLEKz8 - I'd rather use something like that externally to harvest solar thermic energy to gain electricity, and then one use cases would be charging robowaifus. So it's more of a prepper thing, or pushing alternatives to carbon based energy, and maybe for hiding huge energy consumption from the officials.
Insects have it better on cooling. Using exhaust ports for pushing hot air out. So we can probably have a dual system for passive and acrive cooling. Just put vents mainly at the core and at the limbs so when she passive cools you can feel heat as well.
>>9587 Dependent on the kind of build, there's a big vent - the mouth. Let's just use this one, or not? Also heat is usefull to be spread out throughout the outer shell which might be some kind of skin. Then it will radiate out, no extra holes required.
>>9587 >>9594 Certainly, all three forms of heat transfer conduction, convection (forced or otherwise), and radiation will all play a role in keeping our robowaifus cooled off. But Anon is right >>9585 if for no other reason than the loud noise associated with the mechanisms of the engine. I withdraw the suggestion, as far as in internal device in our robowaifus. :^)

Waifu Materials Robowaifu Technician 09/12/2019 (Thu) 03:04:33 No.154 [Reply] [Last]
I would define a robowaifu as a doll with robotic features. However there are many different types of dolls (BJD, cloth doll, sex doll, etc). A doll has a skin or surface material, sometimes a filler (cotton), and sometimes internal structure (bones and joints).

Continuing the discussion from (((>>2831 >>2836 todo:relink))) , I want to create a thread to explore the many possible surface materials for a waifu (robo or no). The most important decision is whether to use a hard or soft material.

Hard Materials
>Ceramics
>Wood
>3D Printed Hard Plastic (PLA/ABS)
>Injection Molded Hard Plastic

Soft Materials
>Natural Fabrics (Cotton, Silk, Wool)
>Synthetic Fabrics (Vinyl, Polyester, Nylon)
>Fur/Hair (presumably synthetic, inb4 yiff in hell)
>Silicone or TPE Rubber (TPE is basically a cheaper form of silicone)

I'm strongly biased against the hard materials for comfort reasons. Personally, I have a hard time seeing myself falling in love with something hard, but others on this board talk about using hard materials, so I'm trying to keep an open mind.

My preference is for silicone, but there are four big problems with it. Firstly, it's expensive. Secondly, it impedes modification after the silicone has set. Thirdly, it contributes to the uncanny valley/silicone slut issue. Fourthly, it is heavy, and this weight really constrains the skeleton, posablity, and probably robotics. Because of the weight, silicone dolls have heavy-duty skeletons.

My second choice is therefore fabric, presumably stuffed with cotton. Fabric is super comfy, and has no uncanny valley issue. A non-fuggable fabric doll or robot would have no stigma issue, and could be the start of a productive hobbyist scene with plenty of females. Fabric is extremely lightweight which could be a plus or a minus. By itself, its unsubstantial and not ideal for robotics. A fabric robot is possible, but it requires hard, heavy parts underneath to provide structure and as actuators, which would make it less comfy. The fabric could be a textile (cotton), a synthetic leather (resembles skin, makeup/dress-up potential), or synthetic fur for you furfags out there.

Another possibility is a hard vinyl BJD-like doll with a layer of something comfy on top. Alternately, you all can reject my comfort autism if the benefits of having a hard doll/robot are clear enough. I'd like to hear others make the case for a hard doll/robot, since I don't think I could do the argument justice.

Finally, this is a discussion, not a debate. There are multiple paths we could take, and I'm sure different robowaifuists will try different techniques to see what works and what doesn't. I'm more interested in seeing what options are on the table than shutting down any particular approach.
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>>9564 While we all should exercise all due diligence with our own efforts, globohomo (((cautions & guidelines))) are often questionable at best. I would suggest that the more females are involved in the """investigation""", the more likely it is to be antithetical to rational evaluation, rightly balancing risks and rewards. I'd suggest we keep our eyes and ears open for safety issues, but regard the majority of health guidelines with blatant skepticism and a huge grain of salt. Is there any other need in this regard than mentioning the plainly deceptive example of the current evil machinations surrounding the Covid 'crisis', Anon?
>>9566 We can be sceptical about everything to some extent. It's probably a matter of trust, but we shouldn't ignore such guidelines. I won't. I still doubt that people would throw their scientific training and reputation away just to make things up. If you want to discuss that in some extended way, let's do it in the basement >>39
>>9588 Fair enough. Commonsense is justified. Just don't go acting like women over it, running around like a chicken with it's head cut off being blatantly manipulated over every.little.warning. They plainly will try to destroy us as a community legally, or by any other means they can contrive. Preemptively aborting the entire effort in the first place through hand-wringing fear on our parts would tickle their humors, I expect. Ridiculously, some people actually wear the masks willingly today. /robowaifu/ will never become an enclave of those types of people, friend.
This >>9564 is about using the right materials for the job when building something, and being aware of the constraints. Let's stay on topic please.
>>9592 I personally consider the discussion to be on-topic, board-health wise. Let's review: -we all should exercise all due diligence with our own efforts -rightly balancing risks and rewards -we [should] keep our eyes and ears open for safety issues -Commonsense is justified, but don't be overly fearful like some woman Did I miss anything? Oh yeah, just one: Our enemies will stop at nothing to destroy us. Demonic gaslighting is a favorite technique for them due to it's comedic effect. Again, all on topic for my part.

Wifu that gives you Hope. Dyinganon 09/11/2019 (Wed) 02:07:32 No.107 [Reply]
Is it possible to script a "hope" android-based character that learns from a chat cloud whose purpose is to give even the worst cases of us hope, even when we know better? I just want to smile again, even if it is not possible to expect much. I hate looking at my family with sadness and fear. The guilt is hard on me and them. >=== >I'm going to pin this again for a while in remembrance of Dyinganon and the others. I hope they all made it OK.
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>>6929 We wish you well Anon.
>>107 I believe it possible, but if the user knows it's a robot then it wouldn't really work. The robot's words/personality would have to come very close to "real".
>>8915 It's been a while since I watched it, but 'Plastic Memories' covers that topic in anime.
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>>6929 Wait... Kibo-chan dev lurks here? Pierce the freaking heavens with your servos! It's crazy that creating a waifu that gives hope doesn't seem like such an insurmountable task anymore. I just finished the first reward model prototype for training chatbots with human feedback and we should be able to give our waifus feedback on how much our spirits are raised. It'd be amazing to have my own Kibo-chan that lifts my spirits when I'm down. It's sad Dyinganon probably didn't get to live to see such a thing.. but one day many will rejoice our efforts and the years we spent beating our heads on a wall until we broke through, and the love and devotion of our robowaifus will become an inspiration and a path for others to follow.
>>9561 >It's sad Dyinganon probably didn't get to live to see such a thing.. but one day many will rejoice our efforts and the years we spent beating our heads on a wall until we broke through, and the love and devotion of our robowaifus will become an inspiration and a path for others to follow. F Godspeed to us all Anon.

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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>>4288 This is somehow... bad?
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Bump because while I may be going on tangent compared to the discussion here, the picture is very appropriate to the topic I'll discuss. Can we turn anything into a robowaifu? Think about it. I think we're mostly otakus here, so the barrier of entry to turn anything into a waifu may be lower than we think. Let's start with man's most common hobbies. Our hobbies intersect and have a lot in common such as DIY philosophy / scratchbuilding / kitbashing, 3D printing, and microcontroller electronics. Model rocket waifu: Pros: nothing beats watching your waifu launch herself 300ft into the air. Cons: She'll get caught in a tree, fall on top of a roof, will get lost easily. Will be made of cardboard, balsa, styrofoam. Analysis: Will not really be much of a waifu, but more of a rocket. Model plane / model helicopter / drone waifu: Pros: Your waifu will be tacticool and be able to spy on your neighbors. Cons: With all the gear she'll probably be heavy and need a license or government permission to take off. Analysis: Any airborne waifu seems to be not in the cards at the moment, all the gyroscopic calculations can be better used to research near-bipedal movement instead. RC car / RC tank waifu:

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>>7816 >Can we turn anything into a robowaifu? Think about it. Kek. Yeah, we pretty much can Anon. :^)
Found some old document with a list of advantages of fembots / robowaifus. Probably not all my ideas, but partially collected or inspired by others. Might also have redundant points, especially bc my other posting here >>4288. Advantages - younger females - prettier females - fembots stay young - body updates incl. recycling some of the expensive parts - polygamy without jealousy - no conflicts about equal rights - as much mindcontrol as wanted - less costs in time and money (no status symbols, no divorce) - no need of additional social interactions (family, general) - fascination of artificial mind - programmable and adjustable - they are property - they can look whatever we want them to - no need of contraceptives

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>>9557 Thanks Anon. This kind of material would be well-suited to the Robowaifu User's Guide (or at least as some ad-copy) for when it's written in the future. Thanks.

Agalmatophilia Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2019 (Mon) 04:50:40 No.15 [Reply]
Is the desire for one's own waifubot a legitimate personal expression or simply yet another one of the many new psychoses stemming from First World problems?
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Saw this photo of a beautiful sculpture of the two lover Pygmalion & Galatea. > Étienne Maurice Falconet: Pygmalion et Galatée (1763)
Those who are rejected by humanity should work to advance A.I. instead. Sure you can get a cat or dog...they're cute and all. But cats and dogs just don't have the same potential.
>>15 Philosophically the want for a robot waifu is a weird one. We as humans have found love in non human aspects. Humans find love in houses, trees, animals, and drawings. So while it is a first world psychosis to want robots. The want for love from a non human has been there for years. They say dogs are a man vest friend and there are stories about the companionship between us. If you want objects then look at car guys for a modern example and archeticts that made chapels and building made by their own love. Love may be a chemical cocktail that disappears after a while. But affections that we give too our creations and we recive back from them is a spiritual forever. To know that you and its are the same and will be the same. But I am rambling spiritual bullshit to you guys.
>>6910 >Beautiful sculpture of the sculptor admiring his beautiful sculpture How meta. >>9528 >But I am rambling spiritual bullshit to you guys. Heh, I think you'll find spirituality has a been an oft-discussed topic here, friend, and hardly 'bullshit' regardless. I think evaluating the term love in light of a better language for discussing it like ancient Greek (how apropos, right?) might help you clarify your terms at the least. The very fact you use the same word 'love' in relation to both a drawing and a human being exposes the basic poverty of English in this regard. And even were you correct that the desire for a robowaifu is a psychosis doubt.jpg, it's certainly not just a First World Problem. This truth is pretty ironically evinced by this very thread itself, not to mention your own post. While I doubt the creations themselves do a lot of 'giving back' of men's affections towards them, the simple and obvious fact is that this kind of thing has been going on literally since the era of Adam and Eve, and well before Noah's ark was saved through the flood.
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