Original Article Date: March 7, 2018
So I haven’t been very good about updating the status of this project along the way, sorry about that. However I have been hard at work trying to 3D Print, Assemble, Wire and Program it. I change how I was going to power it several times along with what type of controller was going to control it.
I have switched to the EZ-B v4/2 WiFi Robot Controller. I did this due to the ease of use, and right now I am only trying to understand the mechanics mostly as I intend to design my own life size robot. So this was a trial run so that I can gain some experience.
My InMoov Robot build is mostly complete mechanically, I still have the hands to complete and some misc. small things to do.
I wanted to get started on the electronics as seeing it move and talk is very motivating. Today I spent the time to get one should partially wired and the servos controlling the ability to tilt the neck.
Here is a short 1 minute 16 second video giving a short demo on the neck tilting as well as some speech. Since I had the shoulder partially wired, I also added some movement there to show its range of motion.
NOTE: I am not the creator of this robot. The InMoov Robot was created by Gael Langevin , you can read more about it here: http://inmoov.fr/.