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S.I.H.RO 1.0, now becoming 2.0 (Work in progress)

My next creation's approach is to be a socially interactive humanoid robot. The work is currently in progress.



S.I.H.RO 1.0 (Socially Intelligent Humanoid Robot Version 1)  is going to be an autonomous and learning humanoid robot that can interact with others surrounding it. The work is currently in progress with a friend of mine known as robotmaker10. So far, we have created a design of the head and body, and have currently been designing the process of how it will work for the past few months. Here are some photos of our progress.( Here was the first original design) 


Start Of Head

The eyeshaft controller          eyeshaft controller            The Eyes of S.I.H.RO 1.0   


UPDATE 1: I have just recently spraypainted the waist and head part of S.I.H.RO with the same color prior to my schematic. I will be soon attaching the waist to the base in which a standard servo allows it to revolve from left to right. I will then add the eye mechanism for S.I.H.RO's head, and in addition a camera for its eye. Finally, I have been working with the seeed studio sd card shield for the arduino to create speech synthesis for it. I will be posting new pictures very soon. That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted.


UPDATE 2: My friend has decided he did not like my created 1st version of S.I.H.RO. SO after hours of sketching and putting the finishing touches on it, I give you S.I.H.RO 2.0! 


S.I.H.RO 2.0


UPDATE 3: I have currently made the body form schematics of S.I.H.RHO, and a small paper model to guide me through the process of building it. The paper model schematics will be shown too in addition.

UPDATE 4: I have just ordered the parts for SIHRO, and I have created the body. Here is a picture of it!

SIHRO's body



side view


UPDATE 5: I've finally decided SIHRO's source of microcontroller: the EZ- Board. Some people may not have heard about this nice little board in particular, but it will work excellently for my little personal robot. I will keep you updated.

UPDATE 6: It has been a while since I made another update, so here it is: I had vacuum formed my little companion's head a while ago, and buffed it up real nice. Just yesterday, I also picked up two 7- color blinking leds to light up its eyes. It is not completely done yet, but here is a picture of what the body and the head looks like together. Finally, I am really thinking about SIHRO being bipedal, as well.


the plastic compilement of SIHRO


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Looks interesting.  I was just checking out this:



Friendly looking little beast.  I want one, so will be following your updates with joy.  For all that functionality you'll need a computer on board.  Which one were you going with?  *crosses fingers it's a raspberry pi*

General Geek is making a Ras-Pi brained robot!

Yes I am, but sadly I've been a tad bit too lazy to continue working on it... and with school coming in a little over a week for me, I probably won't have much time to work on it :(

Thank you much. As for the microcontroller, I am thinking about what the microcntroller should be.So far, the two main controllers I have in mind are the Arduino Uno, Or the EZB Board. In addition, I'll keep the Raspberry PI in mind. Also, if you would like me to post it, I have created my own Papero Robot that's in progress recently. :)

Especially if you're doing anything interesting with the hacks.

I have a long way to go, but one day I would love a little mate to keep me company while I surf the web.  I've been looking into whether the speech software might run on the pi.  It might, but vision is  more demanding.  Maybe a bramble (pis working together)...


Will be watching with interest to see how your plan develops. 

How about like a chatterbot algorithm? When it doesn't know how to respond, it ask :). *crosses fingers* Please arduino uno!

Sure enough, you could possibly be right  with using the arduino. In addition, I am thinking of using the EZB Microcontroller to do that possibly.  Currently I am working with my arduino uno and the sd card shield on how it can use a speech synthesizer to interact around others.


thought you might find this interesting:


http://www.aonsquared.co.uk/raspi_voice_control Check out the rest of his blog too for more voice control and vision stuff.

That is amazing!
How old are you by the way? 

Thank you! As of now, I'm a teen basically :). btw, I also had SIHRO approved by a personal robotics mentor at MIT, so SIHRO is an authentic, certifed humanoid robot. In the side picture, the sticker is the name of my friend and I's company (So far): A.L Robotics.