Does Your Robot Do Anything?

 
#1

So I was just wondering what everyone uses their creations for? Im talking about what "real-
world" application does/will it do besides just run around the rooms and not bump into a wall?

#2

I'm working on one that will vacuum an area I define and then go empty itself.

#3

My robot is planned to be sort of a companion humanoid robot. Hopefully one day I can add a better chat AI and more sensors, but for now he's still a cool little robot (even without a EZ-B, hopefully even better with one)

#4

RoboHappy,
My robot Entertains me, my family, and friends. She reads the weather, news, bible quote for the day, jokes, and more. She reminds me to charge her batteries, "I am sorry I require maintenance, but you enjoy me." She responds to 36 voice commands, with a high .90,s confidence level.
Tells me my grandkids names, family history, about her, about me (in case I someday forget?)my siblings, her siblings. Recites poetry, with movements (The Raven), naps snoozes, strectches when she wakes up, working on a dance routine, does what she wants when she wants to do it after I tell her to enable her 13 personality generators (including movements), complains when I ask her to deactivate them (shakes her head no and sais "I will deactivate them if you really want me to", anwsers questions, she has an Irobot cousin that vacuums (closest thing to real work), have service functions in mind when I can improve her navigation, tests her circuits, always being upgraded and updated with new features because of the new advancements of EZ Robot.
Provides an excellent learning experience for my grand kids, and most of all, provides me an avenue to pursue my robot building adventures that I truly enjoy.
Steve S

#5

Mine just stands there and looks really cool. Tongue

#6

@dschulpius, I could be mistaken for your robot *cool*

#7

@dave and @Antron you guys crack me up! Steve's explanation is very similar to my own robot in progress. Entertainment is !highly! useful. It keeps us happy and as Steve says " an avenue to pursue my robot building adventures that I truly enjoy. " Smile there many members who do build robots for purely useful functions..Jstarnes projects come to mind .....good question @RoboHappy

#8

@irobot58, Long time sense out posts have crossed. How have you been? Hope your robot and life are doing well.

Actually my B9 does a huge service to me. He's made my childhood dream of owning the actual TV robot from Lost in Space come true. Thanks to EZ Robot he sounds and acts as close to the real thing as I could have ever hoped for. Although he wont move around (He could if I wanted to install tread drive motors) he down respond to questions with hundreds of statements recorded from the actual voice actor that original B9 voice, The twist and bend at the waist and hips, The bubble goes up and down and the radar and ear sensors rotate along with a lot of other neat movements. With a little creative but easy script writing I'll have him interacting and moving on his own with remarkable realism.

I know your looking for answers taking about how robots are actually doing things like getting a beer from the fridge or washing the windows. However I thought I'd chime in and say that fulfilling dreams is a huge thing that a robot can do for someone. Winky

#9

I have a small tread robot that I was working on adding a claw to that I could use to pick up the cat's toys and bring them to me after I have thrown them alll and she still wants to play (l had a cat when I was a teen that would fetch, but haven't been able to teach this one). I stopped work on itbwhen EZ bits were announced and ordered a 3 servo arm, but once it arrives I'll finish it up.

I am slowly working on a Steampunk Dog that will be a companion robot, but also do security duty when I am not home. He will have a "garage" that will hold the little tread bot so he can send it on expeditions to places he can't fit.

#10

Hi robohappy Smile everyone has their own reason for having a robot - and I don't think any one here has a robot to "not bump into a walk". That's more the arduino or parallax style robots you're thinking of. Every EZ-Robot can have conversations with you using the AI control, understand Vision or be scripted to perform tasks. Now, not every one builds an eZrovot for a specific task that you may find useful, but you must respect that it is useful to them Smile

Some people want a robot as a companion or pet. That's why I like these robots. I like to come home to a personality robots which greet me at the door and say or do funny stuff. One of my robots likes watching tv because of the colors and motion - that's clearly not a useful task but it entertains me!

There are thousands of ezrobot users from our previous product. And not all of them are active on here. Many of them are companies that license our product to be used in their product. You'll see a lot of products released in the next year with eZrobot inside.

There's also a few community members who have been inspired to build robots for their own personal reasons - which range from smart wheel chairs to fire/disaster recovery. There's also a school that was making a robot cart to move books from room to room. There's people making ez robots to control home automation.

EZrobot is a blank canvas for your robot creation. We provide an environment which let's you focus on creating rather tha all the hard low level stuff.

As an example, to create a robot without eZrobot would take hardware circuit design, microcontroller programming, algorithms for servos and audio and video. Then you have to program graphic interfaces and speech recognition. Now yiu have to merge in opencv or create your own algorithms for vision processing... By the time this is all done, it's taken you years.

So starting with eZrobot, you can focus on the robot instead of everything else Smile