Alonso Martinez's Mira peekaboo Robot

JonMJonM Posts: 188
edited June 19 in Robotics Vote Up0Vote Down
If this has already been posted, my apologies since I could not find a reference to it.

So, what do you get when you take a skilled character designer from Pixar, a willingness to learn how to be Maker and a 3-D printer? You get the incredibly adorable robot Mira. The design uses a Raspberry Pi and a Teensy (Could be a Propeller??) along with some face tracking software to track the users face and reacts to certain actions such as playing Peekaboo. This is an awesome example of taking what has already been done and re-purposes it for use in a Bot.

Very impressive.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=0vfuOW1tsX0


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  • ercoerco Posts: 18,414
    Sounds great but I can't see anything but blank space on my Android tablet.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • erco wrote: »
    Sounds great but I can't see anything but blank space on my Android tablet.
    Same blank space on my iPad.
  • I'm not sure what to say. I've added a YouTube link but it does not show up so I just added a standard link which should be there now.
  • ercoerco Posts: 18,414
    Great video! Thanks for posting the link. Avoid using the video button, that's never worked right. Just paste the Youtube link into your post and it shows up like magic:

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
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