In this tutorial I will show YOU how to build your own butler robot!
Any improvements that will be made to Chives after this tutorial is published ( as well as the original tutorial) is available on my personal robotics website : eRobots.BlogSpot.com
I made my first version of my butler robot ( which I call Chives) about a year back(2007). This year I plan to improve him and heavily document the building process.
The old chives robot looked like this
boasted voice commands, remote web control , web cam used in image
processing , arm to pour a drink ( not pictured since its already taken
apart for the new design), and manual drive with a joystick. Oh yeah ,
and a minifridge that kept drinks cool .
new version of Chives which is in this tutorial , will be 100 times better . I'm planning for HUGE
advancements, I'm talking about more sonar sensors, three microphones
to track direction of sound, better robotic arm for pouring , cooler
design, and anything else that you guys suggest that is feasible. All
of this in addition to the old features.
Here is the basic design for the new Chives robot which will be detailed in this tutorial.
will follow that design , and that after I have that basic design all
finished I will attach my robot arm , some sensors, etc. So when its
done it will resemble that CAD .
So here is the final functions of Chives:
1. Voice Commands for weather, time, and temperature
2. Pour a drink bottle into a cup
3. Manual control with a joystick
4. Cool soda cans in a mini fridge
5. Face recognition and greet people by their names