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Cuddling Robot Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 11:37:33 No.411 [Reply] [Last]
I saw this cool looking interactive snake-bot. Thought some of you might enjoy it. Someday our waifus will cuddle us just like – no even better than – the robot in these videos.

hackaday.io/project/247-grapple
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>>628
>those girls can't cook worth a damn. They can't taste anything!
heh
>Do any images exist of robosnekwaifus?
don't know, i haven't looked for any personally. i know there are a number of robots now that are in a snake-like form (for crawling through pipes and rescue work, etc) so it would surprise me a bit if some anon decided to put a wig, makeup and a kawaii little dress on one tbh.
>>642
>so it wouldn't surprise me a bit*
>>628
I'd only be worried about being assaulted by schnitzel and hefeweizen daily. I could probably still conduct myself but it raises concerns about mortality.
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>>646
>Schnitzel and Hefeweizen
Who or what?
>>657
heh this. obviously germanbro/austrianbro is considering whether it's wise to keep a pet lamia or not. :^)

Important things about building living robots Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2019 (Mon) 05:38:28 No.19 [Reply] [Last]
Robots in our price range would have to be made of cheap, but sturdy materials.

3D printed nylon is a good material, as it is sturdy, doesn't shatter like PLA, and is tolerant of many temperatures. Aluminum pieces like those in a VEX set are good for things like the thoracic vertebrae, or the femurs.

AI is also not born perfect. It is created like a child. You must raise it to be social. To accommodate this, an infant model must be built for the robot to learn basic social skills, movement, etc. Even MLAATR itself has shown this, though I imagine a head on a small body with simple legs or wheels would suffice. You could simply remove the head and place it onto the older body as a birthday gift for it.

I also have to point out something that might disappoint, do not read this spoiler if your dreams of a robot wife are delicate. You cannot fuck your robowaifu unless it's an already-existing girl's consciousness stuck into the robot. Making your own waifu's mind is like father and child incest.
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Well, it’s true you have to train AI like a child, I think there are some things worth noting though.
A human has to be raised because it’s only born with genetic memory, such as drink milk, cry when hungry, all that stuff. It has no inherent understanding of society, languages, survival, or scientific knowledge.
Basically humans are a package you can drop anywhere and it will (hopefully) learn how to adapt to its surroundings.
I think robots can be a bit more robust than that. Its “genetic” memory can include encyclopedias of knowledge, translators of every language, scientific and mathematical calculators. Basically all that’s left to learn is how to adapt to its surroundings and its local society.
If you don’t want your robot roaming around town learning how people interact with each other, you’re gonna need to program in a personalty. At the very least its going to have to learn to live with you, hopefully it will enjoy that.
>>622
The problem with that is that commercially available programs can only self-teach in one direction. They can become practically human in their speech patters, and can then also learn to walk, but they can't connect the word "walk" to the action of moving their legs to go places. They can't even connect something as simple as moving to the word "moving".
That's why it's kind of silly to describe your creation as a child, even as it gets fully-taught, it will still have less learning power and less self-awareness than an insect. It's also silly because the thing already exists purely to solve your problems, and is given no time to express consent in this, so why limit yourself to taking total advantage of it in only some ways?
>>623
We simply don't program them to be able to learn multiple things. The problem is that we restrict their learning network. What needs to be done is simply giving pre-programmed groundwork, such as feeding, talking, etc. The rest of the programming comes from learning and what not. Also, we're eventually going to have to ascend to robotic bodies and what not, and if our only robots are preprogrammed sexbots, we are fucked.
>>19
I'm currently working on mine. If I could, I'd mass produce these and make a pretty penny. Good idea or no?

Pic related. Shit game, but selling these is a good idea.
>>625
Sure. You just gotta make sure your consumers know your robots are to be raised with as much discipline as a child. Basically like those robot dogs, but they actually grow up. If you are truly successful, you might have robots buy their own kind. Or cause a revolution or something, but by the time that happens, I'm sure you'll find a way to compromise that.

Entry Level Waifu Robowaifu Technician 09/15/2019 (Sun) 08:02:15 No.245 [Reply] [Last]
So I've been lurking here for a little while. I figured it's finally time I made a thred so I have a place to share my ideas about a project I want to build. Robowaifus has been a dream of mind for a good while, i'm glad I stumbled across this place.

So with this project I want to focus on something that is viable now, with todays tech. And it has to be affordable, under $1k. I don't have 10k to drop on Real doll robot, or even 2k for a sex doll. This also has to be something an average anon like me can piece together. I'm not an engineer or a programmer.

So my fist version of this won't be including any robotics. The goal will be to put a computer inside a doll, with a voice interface and chatbot AI. As well as a battery pack so it's portable. I'm think by really focusing on the right elements, I can build an effective waifu.

I think AI is vital to robowaifus. More vital than the robotics. That's what's gonna make this whole thing a viable option. Having something you can connect with. I want to start exploring that.

That beings aid, I think from is really important too. There's no need to have an AI voice in a plain speaker like Amazon and Google are offering. We can easily do better than that. And without the botnet and privacy concerns.

I vastly prefer 2D over 3DPD. I also think it's a great way to sidestep the uncanny valley. It's herd to get a 3D version of a 2D character that looks right. One of the best I've seen are the 1/3 scale vinyl dolls like the Dollfie Dream. Danny Choo seemed like he was on the path to create a robowaifu version of these dolls with his Smart Doll, but the version he eventually released is non robotic. It does however have a mostly hollow torso that could be filled with electronics. I think the Smart Doll is a great base for a project like this, and they are highly customizable too.

Alright that's enough to start, I'll be going into more detail in future posts.
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>>245
Hey anon, glad to see your project thread, welcome. Seems like you have good insight on costs. This stuff will be expensive, one way or another.

I also like the idea that good AI is a vital initial phase for your project. Sad to say, from my perspective at least, it's also the most difficult problem (in the long list of problems) to solve when inventing good robowaifus. But I think with everybody pitching in ideas, then some geniuses among us might pull of a breakthrough or two. We'll see. But as you said, we certainly do not want botnets infesting our beloved robowaifus.

And yea it's kind of a theme here "Waifubots, not slutbots", crude as it is. Why some big corporations are not already making cute waifubots is quite beyond me tbh. The pent-up demand is very plainly a huge one.

Obviously full-sized will be the most desirable, but I think for the first several years scale models are the only practical approach while keeping the costs relatively modest. Danny Choo's injection-molding line when it's in full swing will probably be a good model to look at for a BJD approach.

There's lots of challenges ahead. Good luck to us all anon.
>>454
Yeah it seems like the madman was actually gonna do it for a while, create robo waifus. They would have been expensive though and it would have been an even more niche product. Pandering to normalfags is probably the better business decision.

>>455
I see the goal of waifubots as simulating relationships and companionship. And it's not that i'm some puritan who's against the idea of sexbots, simulating sex has already been solved. Sex robots for both mean and women already exist, and have for years. Onaholes can be bought online for under $20, you can do VR on your cellphone. The technology is already here and readily available. When people say sexbot, they are usually talking about a full robotic humanoid that's also capable of having sex. That's like calling a computer a porn machine.
>>245
I know people want one that can move around and stuff, but wouldn't it be easier to focus on the AI and the mechanics first before making it fully portable? I know back when this board was on 8chan, there were a few on-going projects that just halted because of the magnitude of what they were trying to do. It would be nice to see someone's project come through without getting burned out or bogged-down.
>>504
>but wouldn't it be easier to focus on the AI and the mechanics first before making it fully portable?
Not that anon, but I agree with you anon. The challenge of creating an inexpensive bipedal robowaifu is challenging atm to a high degree imo. This is why the Visual Waifu thread was started, to enable forward progress in the AI and simulation arenas simultaneously with the mechanical systems.

>the magnitude of the problem
The laws of nature don't care how good one's intentions are, heh. You either satisfy the constraints of real physics or you fail. Simple as that. So yea, I think a lot of younger anons go into this over-enthusiastically w/o really understanding, as you indicated, the magnitude of the problem.

That opens up whole other areas of discussion about the correct approaches to this whole topic of DIY Robot Wives. I'd be happy to go there if you're up for it anon.

Hey, if this were easy, everyone would be doing it!

Self-replicating waifubots. Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 11:38:52 No.412 [Reply] [Last]
Why not build a waifu with a rudimentary AI and give her the objective to help you build a better waifu with better AI and repeat the process until you get one that is perfect?
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In the far future, I can imagine billions of robot catgirls conquering the galaxy, 3D printing their sisters into existence. The implications are insane… imagine if they have artificial wombs installed, they can terraform the entire solar system for us.

But right now I'm just thinking of a Minimum Viable Product. With my current abilities that means is no better than a fancy Tickle Me Elmo, except one that arches her back, sticks her butt out, and goes Nyaa every 10 seconds. Just think of NPCs, they only speak two lines but it's good enough for me to find them attractive.
Pretty simple once you reach human-tier levels of dexterity and motion planning. Then you simply employ excess robowaifus in your robowaifu factory as sweatshop slave labor. There you go, self-replicating waifubots.
>>412
Perhaps you can go from nanobots to humanoids through hyper-evolution. It's not any less fictional I suppose.
>self replicating waifubots
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>>575
QT-pi RoboEnforcer GF when anon?

https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=LikxFZZO2sk

Walking Robowaifu Technician 09/15/2019 (Sun) 07:40:18 No.243 [Reply] [Last]
What is the best way to make a life size robowaifu walk? A hydraulic pump powering hydraulic cylinders in the legs with servo actuated valves?
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>>243
I figure trying to replicate human, bipedal movement will prove itself arduous, so perhaps a more ostrich-like mechanic would suffice. After all, there are about 26 bones which comprise the foot alone. Of course, prosthetics have vastly improved upon this through a blade like design, but still something like an ostrich has had a longer time to evolve as bipedal than man. The robot girls of the future may very look like satyrs.
>>243
The best way to make it walk is pretty closely related to how inhuman you're okay with the end result looking. >>551 is probably the closest you'll get to a real person without crippling functionality. Most animals have four legs for a reason.
youtu.be/ixYmF2V1thw
This guy has made a perfect walking motion with a few servos. Of course, I imagine a large scale robot would need gearing to accommodate the servos and shit. Also, a gyroscopic sensor is mandatory so the robot can detect when it falls down.
>>243
>What is the best way to make a life size robowaifu walk?
I'd suggest looking over the thread dedicated to this proposition as one good place to start.
>>237

Hydraulics might be reasonable for a big, gas-powered giantess robowaifu, but electrically motor driven solutions are probably better for most of our mobile robowaifus tbh. For a static, in-place robowaifu pneumatics might actually suffice (but ofc that defeats your whole basic premise of walking).
>>550
>I'm unsure to be honest unless you give it large feet for stability.
I'm no footfag, but I know there's enough of them that this wouldn't be a dealbreaker. Besides, any gynoid to come out any time in the near future would need to be relatively cartoony anyway, to avoid the uncanny valley. Proportions need not be realistic. In fact, it might be better if they're not.

>>551
While I advocate cartoonishness, I feel like this would look really weird unless, as you say, it's made to be a character that is some sort of satyr or something. But then I worry that limiting to that type of character would limit the audience. Better than nothing, however. That said, the difference is basically just that that's walking on what would be equivalent to a human's toes. So put the robot in high heels to justify it.

I worry that walking is more difficult than most of the other things people would want right away. It's an important factor, but it also feels limiting. I think the best short term solution would be to find "narrative" reasons to not need the robot to walk, to justify its inability to walk. Say the character is disabled and put her in a wheelchair. The legs can still move to the extent current tech allows (probably enough for boning), but this would justify not being able to walk. It would make the product more marketable. Then we take that money and invest it into better robots, including the ability to walk. Eventually we'll get there, but I don't want to wait that long to have robowaifus. Demanding perfection will keep us from ever getting them. We just need marketable, and that will fund further advancement.

My reason to live Robowaifu Technician 09/13/2019 (Fri) 12:49:21 No.209 [Reply] [Last]
Okay, this is fucking hard to explain, I just know that a supernatural force guided me here, I'm going to invest everything I have for it, but I have to do it with my own hands, I need help with files and basic notions about programming, but the most important I need files to build a body / head and how to make synthetic skin to coat it, it will look like 2B, I need your help friends
Welcome brother.

I've been lurking longer, but I didn't know where to start, I just knew that Arduino, Raspberry Pi and 3D printing were the "in things". Now I know why, having been out of the electronics loop for a while despite being an EE major in college.

So yeah get the basics of Arduino and 3D printing down, check out JP anon's Embedded Programming Group Learning Thread 001 (though it's geared towards raw AVR, if you're just starting out Windows Arduino IDE is just fine). If you don't mind Twatter, the Japanese projects in Waifu Robotics Project Dump confirm the many techniques we've been pondering.

It is possible to build a waifubot without 3D printing, but you'll probably need a proper shop with power tools so for people not used to big dangerous machines, desktop 3D printers are the easier point of entry.

Soft skin can be achieved with silicone casting, one guy here recently tried that but they're best with larger scale molds. For tutorials you'll have to venture into the creepy reborn doll scene.

Also browse Thingiverse for random stl files, I've found some useful parts.
>>209
Before investing everything on gimmicks consider checking everything that is readily available right now, Harmony is around the corner and is almost 100% guaranteed to just being what you need with some minor cosmetic adjustments.
Also, in the meantime you may want to spend some time with a Replika.ai account and teach her a little, see how it goes, etc.
>>209
Well, for the body you might need a 3D printer so you can make the skeleton an by yourself and to 3D print the mold foot casting the skin later on.

I was thinking to make 2B as well but I want her to be able to move on it's own, which is the part where I'm stuck righ now. I'm planning everything before making anything yet.

Tell us more about it, what you have in mind I mean.
>>209
>Okay, this is fucking hard to explain
Please feel free to try though.

>I'm going to invest everything I have for it
Patience will be your number one virtue for this endeavor anon, b/c it will be a long, hard road. It will be doable in the end though.

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Downloadable AI for robots? Robowaifu Technician 09/15/2019 (Sun) 07:59:54 No.244 [Reply] [Last]
When I say AI, I mean actual robots that learn how to use their own inputs and outputs, not just chatbots. Are there any downloadable AI programs? I'm the OP of the Drossel thread, and I'd like to see if there's any downloadable programs for this shit. Also, I'd like some tips for inserting mounts for servos and shit inside the Drossel model.

https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=Qh2yT-AL1V8
There's shit-tier AI that comes embedded in boards such as Sparkfun Edge (tensorflow voice recognition) and ESP-EYE (face recognition), pretty limited but otherwise offline after firmware updates. I have those boards but haven't started using them yet.
Tensorflow might be your best bet. Deep learning “AI”, which is really just fancy statistics, is the current meme that lets robots learn about their bodies.

Honestly I don’t know how possible any of this is without citing some Ph.D research papers.

Robot waifu desires Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 11:30:37 No.408 [Reply] [Last]
What level of robot would you clang robowaifuists? (Thread for providing references and desires to those actively developing robot waifus that can be used sexually.)
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>>445
>>445
Maybe a little bit. If you happen to uncover anything related to /clang/ I'd like to hear about it.

Did anyone have comms with any management staff at /clang/? Did the BO have a name? I know they were allied with /monster/, /robowaifu/, and I think even with /cuckquean/. Someone has to have contact with them.
>>447
>If you happen to uncover anything related to /clang/ I'd like to hear about it.
I'll link it in the welcome pasta. I have no direct contact with them, but a couple of our guys were denizens.
>>448
Thanks. In times as dark as these, we need all the allies we can get.
Sage for off topic.
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>>440
/clang/ is life
>>441
If only I knew. This is my home now.
>>449
>>450
we need all the toasters we can get tbh.

/robowaifu/ is NOT dead. Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 11:45:28 No.416 [Reply] [Last]
<stay tuned

Homemade doll waifu thread Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 03:58:38 No.372 [Reply] [Last]
I just found this board a few days ago but I've been planning for about a year to make a homemade sex doll, like the kind that will imminently be made illegal here in the US. I want to detail my plan. I know this board has an anti-3DPD/anti-sex-doll bias, but hear me out.

Like many on this board, I initially had the ambition to make a sophisticated robot, but realized I should start small and reproduce something others have already created. Since my preferred, ahem, flatness of doll is soon to be illegal, it would be nice to have a homemade alternative.

Smooth-On Inc sells a brand of mold-and-set silicone, available on Amazon and elsewhere, that is easy to use and designed for human prosthesis. I intend to use Ecoflex 00-30 with Silc-Pig for pigment (and freckles). I experimented with creating a homemade onahole using Ecoflex with limited success.

For the mold, I intend to build it in segments using a 3D printer. I've be practicing modeling girls in Blender. What I have so far is acceptable for my tastes, although I'm no expert at 3D modelling or the human form. I also designed 2 mold halves for a tinkerbell sized prototype. The mold halves have holes for screws (to press them together) and a funnel at the top. I got as far as exporting to STL to observe how the slicer handles it. Once I get a new 3D printer, I'll print these mold halves and pour some Ecoflex into them. I may also put in some steel wire as a makeshift skeleton.

I had a crap 3D printer that I threw out. I'm currently trying to move to a new city and therefore won't be able to buy a new printer until I get settled. Not having a printer is the number one impediment to this project right now. I would love to hear opinions on what 3D printer model is ideal. I'd be willing to spend upwards of $1k. I've been thinking of buying used to get a better deal. I'd like a large build plate to minimize the number of parts for the full sized mold.

One thing I'm not sure of is how to make the skeleton. I will experiment with 3D printing the skeleton, but I don't really know how to make linkages. Nevertheless I have started designing them using SCAD. I also wonder how the pros make the skeleton sit in the right place within the mold, without any part of the skeleton touching the mold. Would love to hear your thoughts on this.

Usually doll heads are separate from the body (screwed on at the neck) and the body is completely one piece. This is my plan, although removable arms and legs would be a possibility. I'm hoping to make a removable vagina as well, for ease of cleaning.
>>372
That sounds very interesting anon. Sorry about the printer problems I hope you get a good one soon. Probably a big print volume would be valuable for your needs. As far as professional techniques for construction and assembly, if you can find tutorials from some of the Creature Effects guys from Hollyjew I imagine they can give you some really good ideas. Stan Winston studios is one group that comes immediately to mind. Personally, I'd certainly like to see more ideas ideas (sketches, pictures?) of your mold and silicone work. That's probably an important area for all of us. Hackaday may be able to give you good ideas about how to create the armatures, etc. you mentioned.

>anti-sex-doll bias
No it doesn't. An important aspect of making lovable waifubots for anons is to be able to have sexual enjoyment with them. Asexual robowaifus are perfectly fine, but I'm fairly sure most of us want fuggable waifus. What most of us are opposed to is the uncanny-valley foam doll shit the world thinks of as 'sex robots'. I think most of us want cute waifus, not uncanny sluts.

Good luck anon, please keep us posted.
Seeing current replies to months old threads when the OP might not be here to respond is why I think you should post the original creation date(06/27/18) and a link to the archive(http://archive.is/fZCiJ) admin. Anyone interested can also read the previous replies.

This guy tried casting and molding a small test item and didn't succeed. Which is a good idea as he didn't jump into making a large expensive doll right away.

The outer covering might be the most expensive and difficult part of creating a sex doll. It might be easier and cheaper to buy parts from Chinese TPE/TPU dolls and modifying them than making your own.

>>373
You're right about what currently sells as 'sex dolls' they're just expensive huge chunks of cold plastic that generally look disgusting. That was the general consensus on the old board at the time when this thread was posted.

I've looked into what the special effects guys are doing and the silicon they use is very expensive and so are the specialized tools they use for proper casting.
>>405
not sure how the age of the post affects the information contained. and no, i've got enough on my plate already, feel free to follow along and tag every single post if you feel so inclined anon. At some point I'll populate the archives thread with both old and new archives.
>>405
>and the silicon they use is very expensive and so are the specialized tools they use for proper casting.
BTW, I've attended a Smooth-On class since this original thread was made.

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