St Petersburg during summer can be very, very nice!!
And so was the Geek Picnic in Russia, with beautiful sunny days and incredibly a lot of people.

InMoov was doing the front cover on the website and flyers:

http://geek-picnic.ru/

http://www.tv100.ru/news/geek-picnic-na-elaginom-ostrove-98431/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lP6qZVmPGQ

The environment of the Geek Picnic and the area where we presented the robot was very nice, and we had enough space to move around and make our demonstrations. The only trouble was the sound… I hardly could give voice commands to the robot because we had a sort of disco shop with loud speakers big enough for a Rolling Stones concert.

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At the beginning of the day

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Before the crowd start

Once more we met Alexander with his Russian InMoov clone. He drove 12 hours from Moscow to come to the event!!!!
Alexander has been re-designing some of the covers of his InMoov as you can see on some of the videos. See also the pictures.

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Meeting a robot friend

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I found this video on Youtube pretty interesting way to film:

 

We met again Nicolas Huchet with his InMoov prosthetic hand baptised Bionico. During the event we had a conference through which, I offered to Nicolas my latest design prosthetic hand, this way, the FabLab of Rennes will start to work on its programming.

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Giving the new hand to Nicolas

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We had a nice Russian translator

The goal of this is mainly to start something about the programming of the hand so that others can later benefit of it. I am still undecided about releasing the files, because I still think there is work to be done on them. At the same time I have released files about the robot parts that weren’t totally ready, but if I don’t do it at some point, it will always be post-pound because they could always be ameliorated when reworking the design.

Since I came back from Russia, I have been working on setting and designing parts for the robot to have it’s Odroid U3 board and the mini 17″ inch display working together. I really had in mind to go to NYC Makerfaire with that new set up, but once again, lacking of time just didn’t help.

For both, the display and the OdroidU3 cases, I used models found on Thingiverse and I modified them to my needs.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:460654

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:394421

 

Display case

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I also redesigned the ClaviPiston to a wider diameter. Traveling with robot in planes, and having to disassemble it all the time, I wanted something more sturdy. I could have used the modified bicep pistons posted on Thingiverse by Forrest Higgs but they had little problems within the spirale. Anyway I kept his diameter which seemed fairly strong.

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Now comes the time to go to Roma and I’m still not ready for it. Although it works, it’s the 3D printed parts that aren’t done.

It was interesting to see various projects in Russia, US and Italy using the InMoov hand. Talking to their different nationality makers made no difference somehow. The spirit of making is universal.

Here are some pictures:

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Modified InMoov hand that worked pretty well

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They had done this huge hand

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Testing InMoov hand with EEG headset.

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inmoov fablab Romagna

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inmoov fablab Russia

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At the end of the summer I was going to the Netherlands and I had promised to go and meet Wilco, a Dutch InMoov builder. We spent the afternoon talking and having coffee around his InMoov robot.

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Wilco InMoov Netherlands 2014

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Wilco InMoov Hand Netherlands 2014

 

Then I went to New York Makerfaire.

There I met Greg Perry in real for the first time, I was really happy to finally get the opportunity to meet the brain behind MyRobotLab software. We had sometime to hang around the faire and discuss the future among other things. Three days to play talk and be geek.

Greg maybe had enough at the end, I think he was missing his computer and shoutbox a bit…

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We also meet Kevin Watters and John Stieger, both InMoov robot builders among all kinds of other things.

Bram Geenen and Richard Hulskes from WeVolver came to present the InMoov hand Kit to the public for the forst time.

Hera are some pictures:

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The three days past like a blowing wind. It was time to get back home to Paris and get ready for the Roma Makerfaire.

To be followed…

 

 

 

Ok, this is getting a bit too much to handle.
I barely find time to post on the website, I don’t keep up with correspondance. InMoov is taking a bit too much space on my real life.
So please Dear InMoov followers be patient.

So in june we did the Futur en Seine event and we’ve met very interesting people and groups, in fact we have been approached and invited by Dassault Systems, they offer a developpement plateform which could be interesting for InMoov’s futur.

The space at Futur en Seine was extremely loud :) Average 95db and up to 110DB recorded at peaks.
Although I never presented the robot in such a loud place, we did manage an Interview with Clubic.com:
Clubic.com InMoov at Futur en Seine

Here are some pictures of the event on our InMoov Tweeter.

 

Then we did the First Paris MakerFaire. This was very nice because Alessandro came to Paris with his girlfriend, brother in law and his InMoov robot.
We both had a bit of trouble with our robots, these things happen sometimes. Mine got the mouth servo burned and the Leap Motion hand was out of function.
Alessandro had been printing a lots of parts for his robot with 1 shell setting at 30% infill. And two of his parts delaminated under the arm weight. Fortunatly I could reprint during the night in my workshop and during the day we were surrounded by 3D printers. Thanks to the Fabshop for helping on this.
Alessandro was doing cool demonstrations with kinematic movements and 4 PID eye tracking.
He had made some super T-shirts with the new logo, which we all were very happy to wear. These will be for sale on the InMoov site somewhere in september, if I get some time to organize that.
And above all, we were protected by the Force.

InMoov With the ForceThe force for the appearance

Ale fighterAlessandro, the real Force

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Sherry HussInMoov with Sherry Huss, Vice President at Maker Media, Maker-In-Chief at O’Reilly Media

BerthierInMoov and Berthier Luyt, Le Fabshop, Organizer Makerfaire Paris

 

During the Makerfaire Paris, Leon and Marten the two guys from Holland that are making the Nervo board came by surprise!!!

I was so amazed to see them suddenly on the booth. Imagine they had to drive 5 hours just to be there for the day and they returned the same night!!

I was glad they could see how the boards and ribbon wires, they had made for me, were finally set up into the robot. By the way these new Nervo boards should be for sale around August for the first batch. We hope so.

They also have been of great help during the day, you can see them testing and interchanging the burned Jaw servo in the video.

I don’t know how this happened but I don’t seem to find pictures of them in my camera but you can see Leon and Marten in the below video made by Vito.

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A demo video found on Internet:

The video made by Vito, Music by Hu:

 

 

One week later, we also went for the Japan expo event, which is a surprising environment. Mangas, books and costumes for everyone. We were invited by the Caliban Association. We had a great time and had the chance to see other Humanoïd robots like Cybedroid and the famous “Robotstudio” with it’s very interesting assembly approach.

The below video is a test we tried to do between Robotstudio and InMoov using recognition gesture and a Kinect. The goal was to give voice commands to InMoov and then let robotstudio, through the kinect, reproduce the gestures.  We had to get InMoov some sort of pants for the kinect to correctly detect the body shape. It was interesting but not obvious for the public. See by your self on the video. Sorry for the very bad quality video:

A video made by Gregoire of the Caliban Association:

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Many robots at the Japan expo:

 

 

As I said a few weeks ago on MyRobotLab shout box,

Here is the release of the Stomach Part, so get your printers warm and ready The tuto isn’t ready and I’m not sure I will have the time to do it before September. We will see how I can manage that.

You can find all the parts for Top Stomach on Cubehero

Tutorial is : Here

You need to print:

1 x DiskInternV3 .stl

1 x TStomSpacerV1.stl

1 x TStomRotFrontV1.stl

1 x TStomRotBackV1.stl

1 x TStomPotHolderv1.stl

1 x TStomCovRightV2.stl

1 x TStomCovLeftV2.stl

1 x TStoServoHolsterV2.stl

1 x TStoPistonRightV2.stl

1 x TStoPistonLeftV2.stl

2 x TStoMiddleV1.stl

1 x TStoFrontStandV1.stl

1 x TStoFrontRightV1.stl

1 x TStoFrontLeftV1.stl

1 x TStoBackStandRightV1.stl

1 x TStoBackStandLeftV1.stl

1 x TStoBackRightV1.stl

1 x TStoBackLeftV1.stl

1 x StomGearV2.stl

1 x StoGearAttachV1.stl

1 x ServoBackV1.stl

1 x RollFrontRightV1.stl

1 x RollFrontLeftV1.stl

1 x RollBackRightV1.stl

1 x RollBackLeftV1.stl

1 x DiskUnderV1.stl

4 x DiskExternV2.stl

You will need 2 servos HS805BB which needs to be hacked. Both motor servos will be using only one servo board and one potentiometer, this way both motors will be synchronised when rotating. This will be explained in the tuto.

You will also need (for the fun) 1 Neo Pixel Ring from Adafruit. As for now I’m using an extra Nano Arduino board to control it, but hopefully this will be implemented into MRL and we will be able to connect it to our Mega board.

In the video below I explain some of the functionality of the stomach parts:

I have a lot to say but I can’t find time to write this post.

So I will make it short.

I have been busy to a point of no return, hey!

-Working to create a logo for InMoov.

-3D printing the stomach parts, testing, modifying, reprinting and finaly assembling them.

-Organizing what will be coming next on InMoov.

-Searching how to create cheap, fast, reliable actuators to developp the legs.

-Getting the InMoov prosthetic hand to it’s final result.(Not happy yet)

-Getting a serious power servo PCB board done in China with the collaboration of Leon and Marten (NL)

-Organising with WeVolver the future of InMoov as a complete developpement plateform and producing low cost kits.

 

 

Here is InMoov with his logo on the NEW stomach parts,

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The Logo is fundamental for representing what you mean, and should easy to be applied on most supports. It was a long quest to come up to this one. Me and my family brained stormed during many of our diners to put together this logo.

The Humanoïde fingerprint, at its heart, the Open Source logo. This way robots shall never forget who created them :)

Logo + InMoov

 

 

I will be presenting InMoov in Paris at the Futur en Seine event from 12 to 15 june.

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And also at the Paris MakerFaire.

Alessandro Didonna will be there also to represente MyRobotLab and his InMoov robot, coming specially from Italy.

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Remember Alexander?

I met him in Moscow during the last Geek picnic, well he represented InMoov at the Bal of Robot a huge robotique event in Russia.

Lots of people and medias.

Alexander has redesigned his personal chest for his robot, I’m glad he kept the InMoov logo on it.

Here are some pictures:

 

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