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
Sumitomo injection machine多色整形機
This caught my eye at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco today...
I am soooo waiting for Chitose to be made into a SmartDoll! <3 I really love her lab coat outfit too. =)
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.
>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.
@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
How much you sell the doll???
Marika walks and alreasy has AI and speech function to answer by reading Internat information.
To be surprised, an ordinary Japanese lady made Marika as jsut her hobby.
Palmi by DMM.make ROBOTS
Palmi is a consumer model from Fuji Soft, and has more AI functions like a face recognition.
Unfortunately, he or she? looks like just a classical ROBOT.
So, let Fuji Soft make a doll versiom!
This close up is really nicely taken...
Hey, I have a Mirai smart doll and I was a bit confused about purchasing other clothes for her ^^. I would be happy to buy clothes for Mirai. I just need to clarify how to :). Thanks!
thanks for sharing your very inspiring journey
was really enlightened while reading the revenge portion, recently I was really blinded by revenge and was planning my work life around it. Guess its my good luck to suddenly have the urge for some blog reading, i'll focus on my goals and outshine the bunch of backstabbers from now on :)
p/s, when is the ETA for smart doll Eiji?
it must b very late....the road is empty
Danny has not said anything about what this version is supposed to be able to do
I have asked ... as have others ... but Danny hasnt said anything in reply to those questions
no ... it was getting too expensive to do that ... that was the first thing he had tried ... he was going to make a robotic version of the 60cm bjd he has been selling ... but it was getting too expensive to make a robotic version that size, which is why he went to the size he is working with now
Antihistamines on the ready?
Dogs because I bond faster with them. Dogs are closer to humans in tgat sense while cats don't care. They're both great but if I want to feel like I have a friend that cares about me then dogs are the way to go!!!!!
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it's kind of doll? what is or his? what is his name? @dannychoo
I love love love your IG...it's making me miss Japan so much! I'm coming back over at the end of the year & was wondering if you might be able to recommend any info on how I could organise to stay with a host family & experience authentic Japan for a week or two?! Thanks Danny
Jakarta Indonesia please
everyday life in Japan
Reminds me of a scene from Initial D
mirai is the best
Sakura Tree Big Sakura tree. ~Rin voice @annikatheotaku
Very nice picture !
i wish they had a cat caffe here in amarica i would realy love that cause i love cats just so much><
meh its just that everything is so expensive there like the macroons ther like $2 for just 1 what the heck man
if everything were free then so is every thing you own, i sure dont want my stuff to be stolen!
I am a web developer and database software engineer by day and a writer and general video game and anime otaku by night. Currently living in Lincoln, NE.
I wonder if those girls know how many adoptable pets PETA kills each year because it spends all its money on ad campaigns.. http://www.petakillsanimals.com
Doing my best not to go on a rant.. as a animal lover... PETA makes me really mad...
If I am someplace that may not let you take pictures I usually use my iPhone. Its pretty easy to just pretend your getting bad reception and snap a few shots ;P.
1st Guess [36gb]
2nd Guess [128gb]
There are a few up on Ebay now but the shipping is a killer...
Pre-Orders are closed/out of stock everywhere I have looked ><.
Second Guess: 47
First Guess: 52
Yeah they are all like that, can never bring my self to enter. Heavily perfumed, giant pictures of naked men, club music blaring, dark lights... not the environment that makes me want to buy a sweater.. or shop... or be within 100ft.
Guess I will start off with these guesses. Good luck Everyone!
Whats next a Puchi Blurbs app? ^^
When I get busy or stressed my favorite drink is Pepsi, it fueled me though my days as a student. Most of the time I drink Earl Grey blend black tea, Roobios tea, or soy hot chocolate. ^^
I just started using Twitter since I launched my website, its a great way to keep visitors and users informed on when I am working on the site and just what I am doing in general. I use Tweetdeck on my iPhone and on my computer to keep track of the people I follow etc. It was really useful when I was debugging the site my testers could just send me a quick tweet if something was broken etc.
I used to use Echophone but I like Tweetdeck better.
I think Halloween celebrations waned here for a while but I think they are starting to come back. For Halloween this year some friends and I are going to go camping at a State Park that is not to far from where we live. The campsites are in a creepy hollow and they have Halloween trick or treating along the camp sites, pretty neat. I am going to get a couple of pounds of dry ice and see how much fog we can create for everyone :3.
Personally I don't like infinite scrolling. It provides to much information on a single page I think that at some point the eye gets lost. Personally I like the format of having a recent page that has all the latest information, a slightly archived page that has the most recent articles and the last X amount of articles, and then either a date archive or search archive or both. I have never once thought in all my years of using the internet "If only this information was all on one infinitely scrolling page I could easily find it."
I wonder if this app can be plugged into other applications.. say one that reads barcodes or numeric codes in general. Could be an interesting way to do coupon distribution.. or better yet it could be used to make a pretty sweet monster hunter/pokemon style game where you find monsters in the form of a tagged space with a barcode that links up to another app that has your character information etc...
I was skeptical after the first episode. But the second episode was right on track. I think this is going to be a great series!
Nice. This does remind me of Eden of the East. I will definitely be getting this when its made available in the U.S.
Reminds me a bit of the labs from the first Resident Evil movie. We have blood drives at my work every month. They drive a "Bloodmobile" to the front lobby doors. Inside the "Bloodmobile" is the donation stations which are pretty nice standard sterile looking hospital fare. I have yet to donate blood though. Does everyone know their blood type? I found out mine a few years back when I was having some lab work done, O Negative.
What are your blood types? I have heard blood type compatibility is still a big thing in Japan, similar to astrological signs in other countries.
I see they are available in the U.S. on the web but I haven't seen them around. Maybe when the new "pulse" is out it will become more popular, I know that I will be getting a "pulse".
I agree with everything this book stands for :P. Girls with huge headphones are かわいい！
Gun laws are pretty relaxed in the U.S. There is a waiting period for getting a gun from a gun store, but often that can be circumvented. There is also a loophole in gun code where "Gun Collectors" can own just about any form of weapon available. Which means private citizens can legally own automatic weaponry as long as they are a "collector".
As far as airguns go, I believe you have to be above 18 to purchase most places, and all air-soft or toy weaponry is required to have an orange cap on the muzzle of the gun. There have been several incidents in the U.S. where police officers have shot down kids with toy guns because they thought the guns were real.
The U.K. has stricter gun control than the U.S. but it has a lot more knife crime does it not? I work with some people in the U.K. from time to time and they are always talking about kids stabbing each other.
I think Japan's success comes from its strict regulation of both guns and bladed weaponry.