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Who wouldn't hug a kiwi. Robowaifu Technician 09/11/2019 (Wed) 01:58:04 No.104
Howdy, I'm planning on manufacturing and selling companion kiwi robot girls. Why kiwi girls? Robot arms are hard. What would you prefer to hug, a 1 m or 1.5 m robot? Blue and white or red and black? She'll be ultra light around 10 to 15 kg Max with self balancing functionality. Cost is dependent on size, 1000 for 1 m or 1500 for 1.5 m. I'm but one waifugineer, so I'm going to setup around one model to self produce. If things go well, costs can go down and more models can be made. Hopefully with arms someday.
>>104 HURRY UP ANON!
>>104 Status report anon? id totally purchase a little ponchobot
>>104 Legs are the hard part, not the arms. Also 2bio4me
Any progress updates OP, how are things going?
I had a random dream about having a qt kiwi girl living at home with me, but one thing really stood out and made us both sad. Without arms how is she going to be able to hug you?
>>6117 We'll create an 'Arm thread general' here and together you two can both work on her upgrades anon. F
>>6117 Well if she was soft, she could still serve well as a /comfy/ Dutch Wife hugging pillow anon. Except this one would actually talk to you.
>>6119 and would have a fleshlight vagoo
>>6115 I don't know anon. I think both are hard, but the fact that hands, arms are harder tbh.
Aren't kiwi girls gondolas?
>>6122 this. I think this would be a popular market idea right now OP.
>>6123 Would people buy a 1 meter tall kiwi girl? She'd be really short, only 3 feet tall. Would you pay 1000 dollars for such a companion?
>>6124 I think many young men would if she was really /comfy/ like a pillow, could actually talk at a chatbot-tier level at least, using some super moe VA talent for the words (even if it was just stolen clips from an animu or something), had a replaceable fleshlight vagoo, rechargeable batteries to run all this, and provided some way to change clothing. And it would have to be durable to endure years of humping by anon of all stripes. So the outer cloth shell would need to be both removable and washable. In other words, it would have to be a legitimate business producing a legitimate, quality product. A grand is a lot of money tbh for most of us anon. And obtw, I'd want lots of different characters available to choose from in the catalog. But bring all this together with a solid plan and execution and I'd think they'd sell like hotcakes at that price point once the word got out in the otaku communities.
>>6124 Yes, as long as >>6125 happens.
>>6125 Essentially, you all want a walking talking dakimakura? Production waifubots won't have a catalogue, that's expensive. Creating one model drastically simplifies manufacturing, reduces cost, and decreases development costs. As a waifugineer, creating a single model makes the most sense. A simple model which could be altered by dressing her up seems ideal. I do like that idea of a waifubot having a mechanical endoskeleton with a cloth exterior for skin. Would make cleaning easy. As for giving her an onahole…I don't know much about them. Is there a standard size for them? If I had a standard then it's as easy as molding a plastic fitting for the onahole. Didn't really consider the sex part before. I do imagine it's a very big selling point though.
>>6124 No. Too complicated for a toy, too simple for a lifetime companion. You should do it right the first time. >>6127 A good standard utilizing off the shelf parts is worth a thousand blueprints.
>>6127 Actually, the best way to do it (at least to start) would be to take a page from the Chinks' book and have the same guts with a hundred different shells. I see it all the time with IP cams. Almost every single one out there is one of three or four models marketed by a hundred different brands selling anywhere from $5~200 depending on how I need to go back to cuck/pol/ish the company is. No matter which onje you buy though, they're all the same exact thing produced by the same Chinese companies.
>>6128 Suggestions on what you'd like in a eaifubot Anon? >>6129 I need to go back to cuck/pol/ J e w More shells means more manufacturing capacity and as one Anon my resources just aren't chink level.
>>6130 Well, none of us really has the capacity to mass-manufacture anything. Either way we're going to need to go to other companies for a lot of things. We could just get a chink company to make the shells, which we would then buy cheap, slap some off-the-shelf parts in there (bought in bulk from the source for maximum cheapness), and then sell them. The most we could effectively do is assemble them.
>>6127 >dakimakura Well tbh you're OP(?) says 'who wouldn't hug a kiwi'. The assumption it was for hugging so yea. >is there a standard size Do some homework anon and let us know. We're just giving you our checklist. I'll get you started: https://www.amazon.co.jp/s/&field-keywords=fleshlight >I do imagine [sex with you're waifu is] a very big selling point though. It's fundamental to success tbh. After all it's current year +2. Good luck OP.
>>6130 I wanna be able to pick a frame and bolt on whatever parts and outer layer I want, just like you'd build a PC right now. Don't care who makes the parts as long as they fit. And personally, I want something taller, waterproof (enough not to die from light rain, washing or some dumb fuck tripping with his soda), and not missing any parts. And above all, seamlessly upgradeable because the tech is bound to improve, and you don't wanna get attached to a model you can't upgrade. >>6127 >Production waifubots won't have a catalogue, that's expensive That's what we used to say about computers.
>>6133 Hey I think you have really good ideas about the open modularity of the PC world and the hoped for similarity with the robowaifu world. It will be up to us the innovators to try and make that happen because face it totallynotgooglelargecorp_inc will do their best to force users into the ghettos of vendor lockin. Even IBM didn't plan on making an open platform and had good lockin until Compaq came along and broadsided them with the first clone and opened up the Pandora's box of an open market reverse-engineered BIOS. We'll have to work hard and fast here, because the first successful movers almost always set the de facto standards thereafter.
>>6133 >>6134 A mini ITX case waifubot would be interesting. The user could choose their board, processor, and all other internal parts. Her personality would need to be on its own flash drive so it could be transferred into the computer. This could lead to problems with weight though as computers are heavy. Also mechanical HDD's couldn't be used and high powered components would lead to terrible battery life. It'd be upgradeable but, would probably cost more.
>>6135 Not even the most oversized moe head can fit a minITX board inside. Don't even think about putting the stuff in the chest, that spot is reserved for other parts. You could cheat and distribute some components between both, but it's probably not worth it. We need to go smaller, into SBC and embedded stuff. Some of these can use almost desktop grade CPUs, they also usually have a lot of I/O options because this is exactly the kind of thing they were made for. The complete head would be pretty heavy and power consuming, but within reason. Hey, nobody said this would be easy.
>>6136 What's the model frame you posted? Reverse image search didn't find anything. The chest would definitely be the only place to put a mini itx motherboard. I agree a smaller board is pretty much necessary but, then that would limit upgradeability unless a smaller standard was used like NUC. A raspberry pi like board would be the best aside from lower upgradeability.
>>6135 Yep you have some good points to consider anon. Good engineering is all about balancing trade-offs, and picking the correct subset of possibilities to optimize. >>6136 >We need to go smaller, into SBC and embedded stuff Absolutely this. For both size, weight, power consumption, heat generation, and cost. Amazingly all these are feasible in SBCs readily available on the market today–and they're pretty powerful too! Almost too good to be true tbh. I have both the Beaglebone Blue, Beaglebone Black Wireless, and Raspberry Pi 2b, and plan to get an Arduino R3 shortly. The Blue is expressly designed to support robotics and has a large number of connections and capabilities already onboard. For example you can literally run 8 different servos with one of these. This also happens to be exactly the number I need for each of the dexterous hand designs I'm working on, and there is plenty of networked processing power onboard I can also tap into for other uses beyond just running a hand. ]]40 related
>>6138 In terms of cost, processing power, size, and most importantly, power consumption, a raspberry pi 3 for audio visual processing and an Arduino for lower level sensors like touch and distance along with controlling motors and servos, would be a good compromise. A pi can also output the waifubots face to a screen so that she looks like an anime girl instead of having and uncanny face.
>>6139 Fair points. One of the reasons I have a variety of SBCs so far (and plan on more) is to be able to test different components to find out the best compromises for my specific designs. And imo the Beaglebone Blue with it's wide array of connectors, drivers, sensors, processing, and networking is by far the champ currently in a number of contexts–particularly robotics ones. But I will learn a lot over the next two years or so I imagine (my initial timeframe goal for a working prototype) and I'll figure out the best choices for each section and part of my particular robowaifu. Thanks for the good advice Anon, and btw the pi 3 is on my list as well tbh.
>>6137 The first two pics are just something I scribbled as an example. Someone will have to make something like that eventually. Pic 3 is a PC104 computer, and the last pic is a 3.5" SBC with a normal Intel socket. (3.5 is another common embedded form factor) The problem is that I can't see any of these nice compact x86 parts available anywhere, you gotta order them straight from the manufacturers. The parts are there and there's plenty to pick from but there's no retail market for them. >>6139 A screen? How would that even look like?
>>6141 Will look into PC104 and 3.5 SBCs. Thanks for bringing them up. As for using a screen for her face, consider these pics.
>>6142 Neither is good if you consider the flaws of replacing the head with a tablet. Unless you have a freeform display and some way to actually project the image onto a curved face from the inside.
>>6141 I love this guy's arts tbh. Think you could do a dump of his stuff over on the reference stick anon?
>>6142 How is the left one an example of using a tablet screen for the face of a waifu anon?
>>6143 If you compare the options of, using a tablet for a face, using a pre molded face, a very expensive and complex mechanical face, or an expensive rear projection face, the tablet and pre molded faces are the only ones which aren't creepy and wouldn't dramatically increase manufacturing costs. Also free form displays are still fairly experimental. Wish they would be usable. The pre molded face is the cheapest but, a tablet is able to mimic your waifus face. A tablet is the best option I can think of given my research. The sheer cost savings of a pre molded face are pretty good though.
>>6145 It's an example between a female robotic face and a display based robowaifu face.
>>6147 Oh I see. It's a contrast between. Like almost everyone else, I have the effects of the uncanny valley w/ the one on the left but find the one on the right kawaii. Not sure either example would be particularly pleasing as a robot wife I'd get intimate with tbh. Tough choices at this stage.
After taking a sad look at my bank account, I'm going to need to make the first model robowaifu simple. Something like pepper with a a zip on machine washable fabric skin. She'll be sent needing basic assembly but her owner. This reduces manufacturing costs and I hope that when you put they together, you'll feel closer to her. >>6136 I would love to see more designs from you, maybe an outline of what you'd like in a basic robowaifu? You seem knowledgeable. Any help from anyone is appreciated though. I'd like to get her on Kickstarter by Christmas.
>>6149 Those are cute Anon. Good luck.
>>6150 Got a 3D pen to experiment with drawing a robot waifu.
>>6151 Cute!
>>6151 Getting some practice, here is An-Attempt-Was-Made Chan. I'm not good at drawing in general let alone drawing in 3D with melted plastic.
>>6153 A CUTE. Practice makes perfect anon. The key is to create a strong structure. I think using a 'subdivision approach' a la the youtube video about the puppet in the other thread will be the key. Are you going to cut fabric out and create a shell for her anon? The papercraft waifu thread has some good ideas too.
>>6151 >>6153 You know I had an idea, what if someone had a mannequin or styrofoam head (like the wig props) and laid down a lattice of filament around it using a pen? Seems like the form would support the filament while you build it up, and then the mesh could be cut and removed from the form and then repaired. Maybe somebody could even sculpt a shape with clay and then use the same technique? Just spitballing here tbh.
>>6155 >Build on styrofoam That's actually a really good idea for a composite, she'd have the ridged aspect of foam and the sheer strength of PLA. Would make her super light yet still strong. >>6154 Thanks for the encouragement, I'll make a cloth skin for my real robot. Right now I'm practicing before I make one with real servos and electronics.
>>6156 >That's actually a really good idea for a composite Yes, kind of makes sense. I suppose theres and effect kind of like laminating layers of things together. Each part brings a beneficial property and they are even better when bonded together. Interesting.
>>104 I've been working on a leg design which should cut down on needed servos and this weight and cost. It's based off of titrus 3. Any help would be appreciated, trying to figure out how to make the lens more human like. https://youtu.be/GxVv4WNlXMA
>>6159 Why don't we make a 'Bipedal Legs General' thread anon? It's obviously an important branch topic and deserves it's own special attention rather than being buried in other threads with varying topics.
>>6159 >>6160 I made one. >>237
I've been practicing my 3D drawings and have come up with a basic design for a potential open source Moebot. She's designed with stripes for strength and because that's my fetish. What do you think?
>>6162 I think if you steal the RoboAutisma GF approach of anon's pic ]]870 you would have a very, very popular robowaifu design anon. That looks like good reinforced work on the stripes part, is it pretty strong and light?
>>6163 Her body and legs are very strong and light. I really like how the stripes worked out. An Anon mentioned in the humanoid video thread that we should have a Fairy/Moebot thread so I'm considering making a new thread for her and other Moebots. > if you steal the RoboAutisma GF approach for her design Kek, that's a great idea. Making her a little moe cat girl who follows you around, dropping her spaghetti while trying to love you would be adorable.
>>6164 >a little moe cat girl who follows you around, dropping her spaghetti while trying to love you would be adorable. ;~; I WANT ONE!
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An idea to make her easier to manufacture is to make molds for small plastic parts that connect via dowel. Dowels are cheap and fast to cut, for her first production run, speed and ease of manufacture it's important. https://youtu.be/pHRaK5dpREM
>>6166 It's not a bad idea. Certainly for prototyping, if not production, using kits of prebuilt parts like this may have some real benefits. Good idea anon. Probably should be in R&D general, sage for off-topic.
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>>6167 >Anon building production waifus >Gives update on how they'll be manufactured >Off-topic On topic, I'm looking into giving her a low weight silicon skin via making plastic plates with with a thin layer of silicon so she'll still have a little softness under her clothes.
>>6168 My mistake then, I misunderstood. Have you had a look at these yet anon? They may be useful as well (and they're really fun too). https://www.knex.com/ We look forward to seeing more info on your silicone skin ideas Anon.
On topic, I'm looking into using silicone for less cost molding.
>>6170 BTW, can you add a link about what you are studying for silicone molds Anon?
>>6165 Soon.
>>6172 STAHP! I CAN ONLY HANDLE SO MUCH BEETUS IN ONE DAY ANON.
We want our kiwi-gril robowaifus OP!
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LOVOT robot debuted in Japan today, a cutesy thing that rolls around and flaps its arms, basically what a kiwi grill can be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcgGFYBqo9A
>>6175 I don't know about the weird nodule on it's head, but with a little more plushie and a little less exposed plastic this looks fairly close to what some anons have said they'd be happy with tbh.
>>6176 The weird nodule on the head is the 360 degree LIDAR. I've been looking for a nice way to have 360 degree vision for my waifu and having a weird nodule on her head suddenly looks like the best cute compromise.
>>6177 Integrate the sensors into a hat.
>>6178 Or a big crystal like that female sensei character, sorry I don't know her name but I've seen her in images beside Ellen Baker.
>>6179 Actually, it just dawned on me that one of our earlier threads has a crystal-hat waifu, Aoki Lapis. ]]73
>>6175 tbh these things appear to be A) brown, and B) wearing hajibs. trying to brainwash little nips into how awesome miscegenation with mudslimes is? i get that these are simply toys, 'so what?", but i've become extremely distrustful of jewish globalism agendas. i prefer to see the Japanese remain Japanese, not just another EU-alike cesspool.
>>6180 I was originally going to say you read way much into things, but then this is from one of the Pepper creators, so as mainstream as robots get, so I dunno. The bigger crime to me is that this thing costs 3000 bucks for one piece or 5K for a two-pack. Cute but otherwise useless robots should be in 200-500 range.
>>6182 whelp, meant to answer >>6181
>>6182 >>6183 A) you've probably forgotten what it's like to be a child, and how gullible they are, and B) Never underestimate the sinister designs of Evil and it's puppets, evil men and women.
>>6136 > I'm not even bothering to fit any electronics inside my robowaifu aside from servo motors which drive the joints. There are so many structural and movement concerns that at the moment I am keeping the electronics separate and joined to the body with long wires. Once I have the structure and movement figured out, I'll maybe add mounting points anywhere there's space to conceal a circuit board or two, but I can see my robowaifu being connected to a big box of tricks at the moment.

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