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 Post subject: You NEED a Robotic Doll, and I can help you!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:57 pm 
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Hello,

Custom animatronics and robotics are what I do for a living.

I have made custom robotic doll heads for clients, for example these dolls:
Demonstration video:

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Our projects range from simple facial animation to much more complex doll robotics. For example, if you want your doll's face to come "alive" I can create a custom version of that exact head that knows your name and can interact with you.

THIS IS HAPPENING IN BIG COMMERCIAL COMPANIES...

...but...

I MAKE IT CUSTOM, just like you would like her. I can take it much further than most large companies are capable of.
I can make your robotic project fit within any manufacturer's doll.

Some of my studio's capabilities include (in-house, fast and affordable):
- 3D printing (FDM and SLA in many different materials)
- CNC machining of aircraft aluminum, steel, and more (most companies do not machine strong mechanisms but use cheap plastic printed parts instead)
- Composite tooling (for skulls and lightweight support structures)
- Welding (TIG and MIG)
- CNC plasma cutting (curvy steel frame components made quickly, affordably)
- Platinum silicone skins
- Sculptors with over 27 years of experience in special effects and high art commisions
- Full detailing (painting, hair punching, fine tuning the look of your finished robotic doll to your specifications)

Please feel free to contact me directly, no project is too small, almost anything is possible...

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 Post subject: Re: You NEED a Robotic Doll, and I can help you!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:17 am 
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Been building my robotic head, a challenge for sure, i have a tread called "Building my Janis" and being on a fixed income makes progress slow, so i fab my own parts, using voice attack, but want to get VA to control the servos. The movements i have now is eyes LR&UD eyelids, and mouth. Plan on adding more expression controls, keep adding on. Currently using an RC radio to test. Like to hear any suggestions from you on hardware and software, and BTW, how much does your heads cost? Thanks


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 Post subject: Robotic Partner AVA V 0.1
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:12 am 
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I admire your work, a lot cheaper than RD's product. But can you advise me on hardware/software config? i want to get my robot head i'm building to respond to voice. don't have a smartphone, using a windows 7 desktop. Good luck in your venture in robotics, you should go far.


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 Post subject: Re: You NEED a Robotic Doll, and I can help you!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:34 pm 
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everything depends on the cost , as many know the more options etc. the cost goes up , but some basic animations etc. should have a cost listing and timetable for completing the head . this is an open and up coming untapped market for love dolls etc. one company or two? have already entered into this business.


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 Post subject: Re: You NEED a Robotic Doll, and I can help you!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:52 pm 
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...more than 2 companies are headed this way, and very very quickly...

Good idea on a list of options.


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 Post subject: Re: You NEED a Robotic Doll, and I can help you!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:30 pm 
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I have thought about this. If one built the mechanic / electronic / electromechanical inside mechanisms for a whole body, I suppose you could create a skin, (outer covering) that looks very nice. Probably would be a two way collaboration - you see, the internals have a limit for their size and volume occupied. Would be different from a solid body (all TPE / silicone). Because it would be hollow - in the hollow would be the internal skeleton, effectors, sensors, electronics, power source, etc.

Not that all of this is feasible. But I've been thought experimenting.
An example is - how do you get them to be warm to the touch like real persons? Well, use the skin for cooling the internal systems.

I'm not saying I am set up to be inventing the things needed for an android - yet. I am looking for ideas, and at some point my lab/shop will be set up.

It is nice that I found someone like you. It means if I get the mechanisms working, then I can put a skin on her, and your input for sizing of the internals will be valuable. Its a requirement that the internals fit - and that may mean it will take much more inventing and research.



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 Post subject: Re: You NEED a Robotic Doll, and I can help you!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:17 pm 
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Hello DenaMeier
Glad to see another member interested in such things.
I'm in the central US and hope to get into making dolls someday too.



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 Post subject: Re: You NEED a Robotic Doll, and I can help you!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:21 pm 
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To be honest, While I am impressed w/ the tech that has gone into this doll project, the doll face itself is just average in looks IMO. I don't know, she just looks more friendly than sexual. Hopefully you can have several face options to choose from. Better makeup and wig may help some too.



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My mama always said: " Sex dolls are like tires. The more you use them, the quicker they will wear out."
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Girlfriends are for guys that haven't found the right doll yet!
----------------------------------
She's cute, sweet and oh so fine.
It took awhile, but now she's mine.
Her nuts and bolts always on call.
She's my hottest little junk built doll.

Sung to the tune "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" Jim Croce RIP
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“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”
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