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Kevin Ochs
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I wanted to show my "in progress" ROS robot. This is a simple test of using the IMU messages to auto level the body. It has a custom hexapod locomotion stack that accepts a normal base_link TF that is converted to move the legs. It has 9 dof IMU, Prime Sense sensor for depth, Point Grey camera for vision and a onboard Intel NUC D54250 motherboard that consists of a Intel 4th Gen i5 processor 8 Gig of RAM and a 120 Gig SSD, Wifi and Bluetooth for communication to a second computer. Running Indigo Igloo distribution. Navigation stack work is still in progress.
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+Jon Groff cost of all components and materials comes in roughly at eleven thousand dollars.
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Looks great Zenta! 
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Quick update on my hexapod robot project called Golem. I've decided to use +Google Translate's voice feature to do text to speech on the fly. It obviously requires internet to work but the voice quality is tons better than espeak or festival. You will probably need to turn up your audio since it's a bit low in order to not wake up the entire house while shooting this video.
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Quick update on my hexapod robot project called Golem. I've decided to use +Google Translate's voice feature to do text to speech on the fly. It obviously requires internet to work but the voice quality is tons better than espeak or festival. You will probably need to turn up your audio since it's a bit low in order to not wake up the entire house while shooting this video. 
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Thanks +Kelly Devine ! Will do!
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Looks great! Well done once again!
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really really great...........nice work........keep it up;)
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I wanted to show my "in progress" ROS robot. This is a simple test of using the IMU messages to auto level the body. It has a custom hexapod locomotion stack that accepts a normal base_link TF that is converted to move the legs. It has 9 dof IMU, Prime Sense sensor for depth, Point Grey camera for vision and a onboard Intel NUC D54250 motherboard that consists of a Intel 4th Gen i5 processor 8 Gig of RAM and a 120 Gig SSD, Wifi and Bluetooth for communication to a second computer. Running Indigo Igloo distribution. Navigation stack work is still in progress.
Cheers,
Kevin
#robotics   #ROS   #hexapod  
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nice stuff
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A quick test of my ROS hexapod auto leveling the body using the IMU readings. It's also the first video with the speech enabled. #ROS   #robotics   #hexapod   #robotis  
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Trossen Robotics and Intel released an open source robot called Jimmy. It has a Intel NUC onboard running Ubuntu 14.04 and uses the Darwin-OP framework. 
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Quick update on my hexapod robot project called Golem. I've decided to use +Google Translate's voice feature to do text to speech on the fly. It obviously requires internet to work but the voice quality is tons better than espeak or festival. You will probably need to turn up your audio since it's a bit low in order to not wake up the entire house while shooting this video.
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That's just crazy awesome!!
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Finally put the Intel and Ubuntu stickers on the robot! #Intel   #Ubuntu   #Robot  
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+Johannes Berg I suppose it does look that way. :) The screen left switch does turn on the NUC. The screen right powers the Dynamixel servos. I'm embarrassed to say prior to the stickers I've mixed the switches up and killed power to the NUC thinking I was powering the servos off. :P
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Test fit of camera/head design before adding camera and sensors.
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