Yes you still need to wait for the mail with the link to order ><
When you order Mirai is this different then when you Reserve the doll as when you reserve a doll the email says ..
Danny will send you mail as soon as Mirai or Kizuna are available for shipping and payment. Please do check your spam folder occasionally.
I swear to you I been checking my spam folder occasionally :) but no links the the Apparel page and I love the sneakers you have for her over the shoes :)
Anxious :)))) I know on your order page waiting time is about 4 weeks as I sent in a order in April 6 and no peep yet as I been checking my junk folder just in case it landed there. It's like your in a QUE without a lady in a recording to tell you your wait is down to the 10th caller and so on and so on :)
Or, can I have your wife's email? So I can Email to her using mandarin。 :P Looking forward to hear from you.
Hello Danny, I have been stalking you for ages, and wondering if you had any business partner in China yet? I really want to open an anime shop in China, to distribute and promote Smart Dolls. I am 36 years old and currently running a online store of selling baby clothes. My E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, really want to working with you. :) Wish you all the Best
I found AIST presentation video for children.
You can see some new information about HRP series.
I almost stopped breathing when I saw this. So utterly beautiful.
Today at 8:59 AM
Hi I reserved a smart doll on April 21st as it is a birthday gift do you think I will receive it by June 1st I live in the USA. please let me know if this is possible.
Sousuke Sagara - Full Metal Panic
Why are dolls so expensive? T_T i want a Flippy, a Ryoma and my OC as doll T_T but making them would cost me my life T_T
/shacked. @mercurypearl @komatsukumiko
Same bootiful @mercurypearl @bukkorosu
Haha xla.. tnjuk doll tu haa @samsungduos6188
Oh @lavenderanis ingat nk pakai mcm tu
Doll tu mcm manusia. Scroll gmba lain2 @samsungduos6188
Motif @lavenderanis Sbb xphm
Many DD related things should fit, the SD stuff will probably fit in most cases, anyway here are some SD13 measurements for comparison.
-Head Circumference: 21cm
-Neck Circumference: 8.8cm
-Shoulder Width: 11.5cm
-Arm Length: 20cm
-Chest Circumference: 25.2cm
-Waist Circumference: 16.8cm
-Hip Circumference: 25cm
-Back Length: 13cm
-Thigh Circumference: 14cm
-Leg Length: 32cm
-Ankle Circumference: 7.8cm
-Foot Length: 7.2cm
If the cool comitee is truly dedicated in the spread of their belief then they must bring with them an example of their hobby.
It is in my belief that you and a select few of you there truly are doing something for japan's future.
I agree with you
like having your own loli!
Oha evet @rmysa1511
I found another doll robot in Japan.
Somari by Omegado
Cherry blossoms are always so beautiful. Some of our trees are in blossom here in the Rocky Mountians and others have yet to blossom. It's not so intense since they don't always blossom at once, but at least it lasts a bit longer.
Yeah I too think New Years would be much,much more peaceful to celebrate in Japan.Kuala Lumpur gets really rowdy at those times and many folks just prefer to sit at home and watch the fireworks from afar.I hear things are better at Putrajaya and the fireworks are always cool to see there :D
Sebastian Michaelis or Kaneki Ken
That is a bit sad that Miim was shut down ... though it might be more that they had gone as far with her as was practical with that design.
I noticed in the HRP-4 link you provided, that robot had functional hands ... which Miim did not have ... and I can see where that would be a major upgrade to a design because of everything that would be involved.
We might see a new project like Miim starting up ... a "next generation" model maybe ... because the Japanese government is getting into the picture and wants to put more money and focus on humanoid robotics projects:
from the Japan Times newspaper
"Japan’s robotics revolution gets a reboot as nation aims to regain lead in ¥3.4 trillion industry"
I can see what you are saying about the "focus on the real work" ... yes they want to push ahead in those areas ... as those will be serious "worker" bots that will be able to function at least close to the way humans do in some jobs ... but we might also see a more human looking bot project because in other articles in the Japan Times there is also a need for humanoid bots to do jobs such as working with the elderly ... where a more human looking bot would be preferable to one that looked more "mechanical"
I understand what you are saying about full sized bots being difficult to keep balanced, and the possible danger/damage that can happen if they fall over ... with as easy as it is for us humans to fall down ... I can easilty understand the difficulty of developing a really robust stabilization system for full sized bots
... yeah ... at 120cm a bot that sized wont damage as much if it does fall over ... Danny listed the weight as 16.5kg for his Smart Doll Plus ... I can guess that her weight will probably go up to between 20-25kg once all the components are installed ... which would be easy for a human to lift back up if she fall down, and not as much risk of damaging either herself or anything else.
That I remember, Miim's weight was listed at 45kg ... which is about comparable to a human of the same size.
Wow I am truly impressed and very inspired. :) I love all that you said in the end and I plan to do things to take charge and exit this comfort level I'm in. You are AWESOME!
Unfortunately, HRP-4C Miim project has been closed.
It's very hard for the government project to keep developing such a girl robot after Fukushima disaster.
So, now they focus on the real work.
Real life size robot is very difficult to keep the position anyhow, so, the researchers are using a big metal frame and Hoisting tools to keep the robot still standing when the power is off.
120cm size robot like ASIMO, pepper and Smart Doll Plus is rather easier to handle, however, still very dangerous when they fall down.
Heavy weight can cause more damage to servo gears than 1/3.
I have Robi (34cm, 1kg) on my desk, but still there's a risk to break the gears when he falls down. (Robi has a daisy chain servo system with rotation angle feed back, but no stabilising algorithm i.e. 3 axis gyro sensors on the PC board are not used. He changes his postures by just programed still data all the time, so he falls down very easily.)
I was able to see that Rosen Gepetto vid, and that linked to a few others that he posted
... he has the upper body movements to a point where they are pretty nice
... in all the vids I watched the feet movements are the problem ... the dolls do not move their feet very much, and do not appear to lift their feet off the floor
... in one vid it looked like he had put some sort of soft cushion-like material on the bottom of their shoes that would allow the doll movement to flex a bit more since the cushioning material would "give" in the direction the flex was being done
I was not trying to say that Marika was a 1960's toy ... just that her walking movement looked like that
sadly I am not able to read Japanese ... so I was not able to understand the link you sent me about the technical details for Marika, and the link about the stability control system ...... sorry
it IS getting interesting, to see what is being done with making doll size robots ... and it will be very interesting to see what finally makes it on to the market as a commercially available doll/robot
This caught my eye at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco today...
Good for you bud, congrats on your success.
I am soooo waiting for Chitose to be made into a SmartDoll! <3 I really love her lab coat outfit too. =)
Are there any official retailers or places where we can buy Mirai in Tokyo (or elsewhere in Japan?). Shipping/customs to the UK seems to be fairly high from what other collectors have said, so I was hoping I could find somewhere that sells her when I next visit Japan ^_^;
WOOO LOLI YUSSSHHH
Hi Danny, I'm your website follower sice years ago!! You are great!
Regards from Spain!
PD: When will we see Tokyo Trooper again ? :D
For Walking stability of small robot, please refer to the following link.
This robustness of control system might be the best for this size...
Rosen Gepetto is still trying to make smaller feet, but it needs more sophisticated contorol system like above.
Marika is dragging more in that sense.
Oh ok thx
>I was not able to view the "Dancing doll by Rosen Gepetto" video...
Probably, due to full HD playability.
Try this one below, this is very older video like 4 years ago.
Now she has thinner legs than this.
Regarding Marika, her legs have 12-degree-of-freedom control with RC servo and PIC program.
So, she is not such a 1960's toy...
More technical details,
Mr. Choo, how does one purchase a doll? Planning to get one for my daughter. I'm based in the Philippines.
@delicious_kai Mirai wasn't in an anime. o-o; If I'm not mistaken. "... Mirai Suenaga skipped the anime and went directly to live action in the drama..."
@victoria_matraire It's Mirai Suenaga.
I disagree with you about Marika walking ... after carefull watching the video clip ... I could see that she uses the "wobble" style of locomotion that small wind-up toys have used, at least wind-up toys sold in America as far back as the 1960's (I remember seeing toys like that when I was a child, yes I was a child back in the 1950's and 60's) ... that style of locomotion requires oversized feet, which Marika has, her shoes are way out of proportion for her body size, and looking closely at her legs as she was "walking", her legs appeared to be locked into a bent knee position so that it would sort of look like she was walking
... I do agree with you that it is a very impressive achievement considering it was done by an ordinary person as a hobby :-)
I was not able to view the "Dancing doll by Rosen Gepetto" video as it wanted a video player I do not want to download onto my computer
I saw a vid of the SE-01 doll
and that was interesting ... as for her "dancing" ... Miim was doing better than that in a vid I saw a couple of years ago ... the SE-01 was able to spread her legs and then bring them back together again by sliding her oversized feet on the surface she was on ... her other movements were very similar to what Danny showed in an early vid of the 60cm robotic smart doll he was working on ... (and Marika's arm and body movements were also similar)
Both the SE-01 and Marika used over-sized feet ... this allows the developer/maker to avoid having to use sophisticated tech for maintaining balance ... which is why the toy bots like the Palmi you posted a link for, are so popular ... and so much easier to make in a cost range that consumers will be willing to pay for
... and I suspect why Fuji Soft has not made a doll version of their Palmi bot
Using an obvious "robot" body structure like Palmi does ... allows the producer to keep costs low by not having to worry about the same size and shape constraints for servo mechanisms that you have to take into consideration when you design a human shaped doll robot ... and it allows the producer to use oversized feet for the bot ... instead of more expensive tech to keep the doll stabilized and upright
Danny had gotten as far as the arm, head, and body movements for his 60cm design ... but I suspect he hit a brick wall cost wise when he tried to come up with a way for her to be able to walk ... at least if he wanted her to be able to walk in a way that at least looked a little bit like a human
... the cost of getting tiny servo's custom built was prohibitive
Hopefully, with his new choice, a 120cm design ... will help him get the design done and be able to keep it in a price range that us ordinary people can afford
I want to see if the information I got from the Marike vid is correct about her A.I. software ... I want to look at it closer before I comment on it
An anime-lover, mangaka-wannabe, moe-sucker, game-slave progammer
What? Too typical you said? XD
That's what came across my mind too ^_^
Finally a Mio that looks like one xD
Hehehe, this is it, your kinda level is what I'm aiming for all these years.
Been drawing for 12 years and I'm still only a noob compared to you ^_^
No giving up though, I swear someday I will be as good as you \(^o^)/
Congrats for amiami for their arms-upgrade XD
And my guess would be [23:15:27]
Happy B'day to the Otaku Trooper!!!
Hope my room will be otaku enough for Otacool Zwei next time XD
Whoah, I wonder how would I feel if I see her and then he called me "Jii-san" T_T
Anyway, I'm not into this kinda thing, no 3D girl is better than 2D XD
That's the true otaku. Live in the shadows, die in the shadows XD
nah, It's just your imagination ^^;
Hoh, the giant mecha is quite cool.
Other than that ... nothing new, I guess ^^;
Hohohoh, no time limit, Danny?
I'm hyped for this thing, finally I got a strong reason to design something again XD
Already have a few concept in my head, wait a little longer for me Danny XD
Forget about "Wish Fullfiling 1000 Paper Crane", let's cover the sky with 1000 flying pantsu!!! XD
I haven't watched the show though ^_^;;
Even Sabra has given up? Things does not look well here in Japan eh.
Anyway, 2D always wins, no questions about it Danny ^_^
Wohohoho, can't wait for this. I planned to buy an X360 before just to get this game, but since I heard that PS3 will have their own Bayonetta, turned to PS3 side in a second XD
Awesome game I must say, too bad the port is WAY from perfect. But, oh well, even having it ported to PS3 is a bliss ^_^
The arts looks good. How 'bout the story? Any good? Or is it just another do-anything-while-showing-pantsu scenario?
Awesome, just awesome. Now this is "Otaku's Dream" kinda way of living.
Anyway, what studio will do this? KyoAni??? XD
It will hit Nagoya tomorrow. Hope nothing bad happens ^_^;
Anyone who dares to slave a loli will face my wrath!!
Anyway. this girl doesn't look like a loli =_=
Will buy one if they remodeled it a little cooler. Like, err, Red Eyes's armor? XD
It won't be long until we see Anime-fied Mirai (^o^)
Until that happens, FIGHT, Danny, FIGHT!! XD
Look at all that comments!! o_O
But anyway, eventhough my reason is different, I can understand their reason of not wanting to get married. Getting married is a serious bussiness, coz it means no more selfish thinking. Not to mention Japan's declining economy (for now), which make costs for marriage is kinda hard to swallow.
And if you live in Japan, you'll know that some women really does married for financial reason, they even take payment when they make bentos for their husband, demand money when husband want to make out. And believe me, all that I said here is true. Not all women are like this though, just some of them. This is a public secret in Japan.
And to Robin out there, please, try to see things from Japanese men's prospective before you post anything like this.
Will go there just to check out the Miku theme XD
And, might also be interested to donate a few galons of my blood
I "was" moving around when I play games, especeially action games. But that was way long ago, I'm cool as an ice now XD. Except when I play MH, that game was really REALLY intense.
As for NGS 2, I don't think I'm interested, Uncharted 2 is a better option in my opinion ^_^
I am a sucker for Yamashita-sensei's work. But still, 15k yen is definitely out of the question. Not to mention the so-so base T_T
I think we deserve more for 15k yen . . .
Wow, now that's what I call a matsuri, just like what we saw in animes and mangas ^_^
This reminds me, there's going to be a matsuri called Nagoya Matsuri in this weekend. Let's see if it's as awesome as this.