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Gael Langevin posted an update 3 years, 1 month ago
Quarantine has given me time to work on the graphical UI for InMoov in the new version of MyRobotLab (non released NIXIE).
There is still many bugs because the webgui is a BIG work in progress, but you can try it out and see many new features.
Thanks to Astro for all the help and making a tutorial to get me to understand how to work with…[Read more]
Gael Langevin posted an update 3 years, 3 months ago
We recently encounter difficulties shipping some of your orders from InMoov website because of the Corona Virus. China has recently extended it’s quarantine time. Some components have been held by the customs much longer than usual and won’t probably arrive before weeks.
Therefore I have refunded all orders related to “NervoBoards…[Read more]
Gael Langevin posted an update 3 years, 6 months ago
I made a lots of updates in the version 1.0.2693.16 regarding the Ultrasonic sensor and the finger sensors.
HOWTO Start MyRobotLab
I also updated the tutorial for the finger sensors and made a new tutorial for the UltraSonic…[Read more]
Hi Gael, short question. Do you mount the hall sensor in the same way then the copper plates? HallSensor – Foam – Magnet? If not, do you have a picture? Thanks a lot,
juerg posted an update 3 years, 8 months ago
any link to a blender or stl source of the jm3\assets\Models\*.j3o files? I did not find a program that converts j3o to stl.
Maybe you can add them to the Gallery?
Yes good idea, I will add the latest InMoov virtual j3o file to the Gallery.
I added my latest j3o file to the site, but unfortunately it doesn’t display.
Here is the link:
Quick response – great!!
Maybe a misunderstanding? I wanted to get the stl files from which the j3o files get generated. It looks like only JMonkey works with j3o files and I did not find a way to recreate the stl-Files from them.
The link downloads the j3o file. I can also see a Download link in the Goodies for a complete model…[Read more]
Ah that is more complex to do.
To create the j3o, I use Blender to assemble each parts such as head, chest…
But each of those body parts are not exported as stl, but saved as blender files which are then imported into JMonkey.
Here is a zip that contains all the Blender body…[Read more]
Thats exactly what I need for the parts representation. Happily exporting the STL’s now, thanks a lot!
If I get any further with my model I will create a git site and make these visual parts available there if that is OK with you.
Note that all parts are set to be at “rest” position in these Blender files.
Has anybody tried to create an InMoov robot with Webots? https://cyberbotics.com/#webots
Looks to me like an impressive tool to visualize the robot in different environments.
This looks very interesting, I wonder how we could add it as a service into MyRobotlab.
I see it’s open source and there is all links to github.
juerg posted an update 3 years, 9 months ago
The bicep piston ruined my arm cable. Saw that we have e.g. RotCenterV3 now with ball bearings. I have modified RotGearV6 to provide channels for my signal and power cable and moved the pot holder to the inner side in RotTitV4 (provides a better angle for my cables going down).
Now I wonder about the screws, M3 nuts do not fit into the…[Read more]
I use M3 nuts and bolts for the bicep. You certainly need to re-drill the holes, small holes tend to diminish a little while 3D printing.
Thanks for your reply. I know about the redrilling but the part has also deep holes for the nuts which will require a lot of drilling?
And how to post pictures?
Normally if the printer is well calibrated, the bolts and nuts fit without driling.
If you ha already printed the parts and the nuts don’t fit, you can heat the nut prior inserting.
You can post a picture when you create the initial post, not afterwards unless you include a link.
no sweat but measuring the parallel distance of the nut-holes in RotCenterV3 with netfabb shows me 5.2 mm. Measuring a M3 nut by hand results in 5.5 mm. So something is wrong in my opinion (nut holes in the part are not M3 nut holes, unless there are 2 different kinds of nuts for M3?
I need to check what could have gone wrong with my measurements during re-design of the shoulder parts.
The nut holes should be 6mm for to insert some 3mm nuts.
Did you check this out? I also get the 5.2 mm on the nut holes in RotCenter V3.
To check the calibration I printed the Calibration items, and it fits thight but perfect.
Gael Langevin posted an update 3 years, 11 months ago
Thanks to Sebastien, our webmaster, the sidebars of the site are back up again.
This gives again access to the members albums and to the Tweeter feed.
Wordpress had an issue and it was not working anymore since about a month…
juerg posted an update 3 years, 11 months ago
My Marvin got a new sensor, a Intel Realsense D415 to take depth images. I mounted it on the head with an angle that allows to see the floor in front of the robot. Mounting it on the head also allows for a good observation point and the head has a wide movement range. Adding an IMU into the head is probably the next thing to add to get more…[Read more]
The plan is to add the Intel RealSense in MyRobotLab, but I don’t when it will happen.
Did you mount it above the head? or instead of the eyes?
You should be able to post pictures again, there was an issue with WordPress.
I have to admit that I do not run my robot any more with MRL. It gave me too many problems with Arduino connections, it takes ages to start it up, it is overloaded with stuff I do not need. So I wrote my own servo task in python to control Marvins joints and have other python tasks to control the cart, read Kinect depth and cam images and…[Read more]
Thanks for the reply,
However, could you make a test for us with the latest version of MRL( work in progress), just to check if the the depth image works out of the box with the RealSense?
Tried openNi but does not show anything (but also does not provide controls to select the streaming device?). Do I need to use another service?
No it should be with the OpenNI service.
Have you tried the “CAPTURE” button?
Do you get this red error line at the bottom of the swinggui?
“found 0 devices – Jenga software not initialized :P”
When starting openNi I get “initContext found 1 devices” in the bottom line.
Clicking on “capture” in the service page I only get “starting user worker” but no image.
Tried all the buttons, no image is shown. Would be nice to see what device is connected.
Do you have other imaging devices connected or only the Intel RealSense?
Maybe OpenNI detects another imaging source.
We could try to add manually the drivers in C:myrobotlabmyrobotlab.1.1.173librariesnativeOpenNI2Drivers
I did that for my Orbbec Astra, it worked partially.The depth image is working but the skeleton wouldn’t get activated…[Read more]
hahh, still had my kinect plugged in. Without the kinect I get now this “Jenga software not initialized” message when starting the openNi service. I send you the pic of the mounted cam to your mail account.
Nice idea to keep the InMoov cap above the sensor.
Okay so MRL.173 is missing the drivers for to get the RealSense working.
I think these two files would need to be added in C:\myrobotlab\myrobotlab.1.1.173\libraries\native\OpenNI2\Drivers
copied these 2 files into the openni2 drivers folder but result is the same “Jenga software not initialized”. Any other steps required?
Mmmh, I think at this point only Greg or Kevin from MRL could get us further.
It seems the version MRL173 (work in progress) doesn’t even start the software.
Maybe the Jenga is momentarily deactivated.
I will make a thread to this post on MRL site.
not a problem, I can rerun a test with an updated mrl version whenever it’s ready. Will partially be on vacation over the next weeks, so maybe no immediate response. Have a good time.
Okay, Thanks for the tests and have a good time as well.
Hi all, how are you getting on Juerg? I was just looking at the Intel offer “RealSense™ Depth Camera D435 and Tracking Camera T265 bundled together for one great price, and get started with your next project today”
And am feeling I am going to go for it. But really thinking how can I integrate the D435 without ruining the look. I was thinking hig…[Read more]
Thought about the location too. I need to see the path my cart is moving on and first thought of mounting the cam on my cart. It would look nicer instead of the head location but the flexibility of the head makes is much more usable. From the picture you can see that the device is partially covered by the hat and it can be removed if needed. I…[Read more]
as a second thought: before you purchase the T265 make sure you understand how you can implement your odometry for the device. I read through the article and had no idea at the end of how I would have to accomplished this. My cart uses an encoder attached to one of its wheels and produces around 3 ticks per mm of robot movement.
Hi Juerg, Many thanks, really appreciated. I will go through more thought process. well done and many thanks for pathfinding with the Realsense. I believe that in time this will become the optimal solution over the Orbbec or the Kinnect.
juerg posted an update 4 years, 1 month ago
Would like to meet InMoov builders in South Korea, beginning Sept 27.
Robot Autonomy 2 is available
I am waiting to see the next video
Thanks Gael, it looks like you never get tired to comment on user actions.
Feedback hasn’t been great so far (or rather is non-existent) but your note will motivate me to continue.
Well sometimes it takes me weeks before I do a comment.
But what you are trying to achieve is trully interesting!
Check out my new InMoov video on starting to add autonomy to my robot
Super it will great to follow your progress!!
Nice video by the way.
juerg posted an update 4 years, 2 months ago
Might be travelling to south korea in automn 2019. Would like to meet one or more builders. Any hint how to accomplish that?
juerg posted an update 4 years, 6 months ago
I am trying to test feedback servos and wanted to use the finger tester.
The files I have downloaded have different pulleys – where can I find an instruction page for using these?
Bob Houston posted an update 4 years, 11 months ago
I just finished building and installing Gael’s new articulating neck design. His design is great as usual, very robust and smooth.
Hello, is the stl file available?
Bob Houston posted an update 5 years, 3 months ago
This is a really good looking wheelbase.
I’m going to do something like that for Robyn.
I’ve added some new parts to my InMoov.
That’s so cool!
Awesome work,,, The Clean Prints and Cable Wraps really makes him a Fine Specimen
Congratulations! What a beautifull base you made!!
Bob? What did you use for the power! Is it a mother board that drives your robot or a notePad! Thanks in advance! 🙂 PS: Excuse my English!
I have uploaded a Battery Door with the MRL logo on it to Thingiverse.
I have printed the top door and it looks great, thanks
Uploaded a couple of plates for InMoov’s back on Thingiverse, http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1616318
As I said in the notes , if anyone has Myrobotlabs logo in an STL. I would be happy to make a battery door with that on it to.
awesome! thank you..
you can download 2 versions of an stl file for the MRL logo here
let me know if you want them a different size or thickness
Thanks geoff, I have uploaded the battery door with the MRL logo on it to Thingiverse.
Bob Houston posted an update 5 years, 5 months ago
All the best of the season to everyone!!
Happy New Year Bob!!
And keep posting great videos and updates!
Your wokshop is really great and spacious and warm, better be because it looks cold outside.
Thanks Gael. Same to you. Cold outside!!!!!! That day it was a crisp -37 degrees C outside !!!
Gael Langevin posted an update 5 years, 5 months ago
Happy New Year Everyone!!
Have a great time and enjoy your family, friends and robots!!
bonne année à toi Gael .
et a toute la communauté d INMOOV.
Hello InMoov builders!
Here is a view of the knee actuation. This is done via MyRobotLab with the DIY Servo service.
More to come with the Ankle and Thigh actuation.
Awesome,,, It’s great to see your R&D work on his mechanical operation for this section–,,,
This is awesome,
How long before we start to see the files for the different parts?
I am very interested in the files for the feet and ankle drive system.
Well, I am waiting for some components from AliExpress which need to be tested before release. Just for info this is already my third knee design, which all three were pretty different. R&D takes a long time and my problem is that I don’t only work on the legs.
beautiful advanced gael.
Gael Langevin posted an update 5 years, 7 months ago
I started the tutorial for the legs assembly:
Legs Non Motorized
I still need to finish it but I already published it because I see some of you already have started to print them.
Have fun building!!
Thank you Gael for your work. I’m waiting for the end of your tutorial to start printing.
our Inmoov are going to be beautiful.
Get your printers warmed UP!! The legs I had created a long time ago for InMoov are ready to download.
These are the version for standing, not motorized. Beware that some parts exceed the 12x12x12 standard. The reason is that I was not going to upload these parts but time to create the motorised legs is taking much longer because I barely have…[Read more]
Awesome! They look fantastic.
So beautiful !! Thanks Gael
1/2 Ash is really happy : i can ear him singing in his workshop : « …/…
Your vagabond shoes, they are longing to stray
Where can they be downloaded? I do not see them on your site?
here is the link:
InMoov body parts library :
Singing in the workshop is always a good sign!
Thanks, I hope your InMoov enjoys them
Oh, very nice. Magnifique!
I’m asking the same question where is for download?
Hello, you can find them in the gallery:
juerg posted an update 5 years, 8 months ago
My first maker faire (zurich)
Lots of kids wanting to get Marvins attention by waving their arms. Voice commands got mostly ignored because of the noise level.
It was great to have the random movements running all the time but after 6 hours the batteries gave up.
Awesome pictures! Hopefully someday maker fair will be in my neck of the woods and I’ll be able to go. I like the bottom half of your base I can’t really tell but does it go up and down and do you have any diagrams to share . I’ve been thinking similar like yours but a little different and yours might save a couple of linear actuators .…[Read more]
Cool,,, Nice pin stripe across his Bicep front cover— looks good
there is a video about the cart and the description lists the parts I used. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGyXo1OYfSQ
Feel free to ask for more details of the mechanical parts.
Bob Houston posted an update 5 years, 11 months ago
Flexible finger joints for InMoov
Mats Önnerby posted an update 5 years, 11 months ago
Just want to share a video that was created by Lakhwinder Singh when Markus, Robyn and I visited the Indian Institute of Technology in Rorkee earlier this year.
Gael Langevin posted an update 6 years ago
I have added a docking feature for the Lenovo 8″ Tablet. This helps to prevent to damage the fragile USB port on the tablet and of the OTG cable.
akash dixit posted an update 6 years ago
AKASH Inmoov is awarded at ITM GOI , GWALIOR (INDIA)
do not give up – some additional parts to add! The stand looks like being able to support a complete InMoov. And be careful with fire – or is it not a flame?
akash dixit posted an update 6 years, 1 month ago
AKASH Inmoov (MakersLab , gwalior india (M.P) )
have a fire extinguisher ready once the cigarette burns down!!!