I have been always gravitated towards the good old Sci- Fi stories be it classic books or movies; I loved the future robots depictions and their transformative roles in human life. And at some point when I was old enough to understand that however afraid we (humans) are of robots running the world – they are indeed inevitable to the part of our human civilization evolution. Growing up reading sci-fi books like I, Robot by Isaac Asimov; 2001: A Space Odyssey, etc has been pretty cool and often pushed me towards inspiring future where humans and robots work & live in harmony.
In recent years, I have developed lot of pure hardware or pure software things. So, I was thinking of doing something with combination of Hardware and software along with sci-fi aesthetic involved in there. Such projects has been on my to-do list for quite sometime but I didn’t get around to it until recently so I thought let’s give it a try as my main project here.
I wanted to build something with combination of art & science in sort of equal proportions.
However, I do want to create a full blown human size dynamic robot of my own design (I did have few designs up my sleeves) – it is not feasible to do it as course part due to limited time & resources.
But, I guess nothing stop me from building a small robot artifact where I can focus more on aesthetic & design rather than complex control schemes to enable it to do fancy tasks right now.
So, As per feasibility and availability of time & resources – I have decide to give try to build a small robot using basic microcontrollers to give it some dynamic movement – I’ll try to keep this part as simple as possible as cost of these components surges drastically.
Also, for robot body – I would ideally love a Stainless steel finish or rugged metal finish but again due to resources I might choose to 3D print plastic body parts. Nonetheless, the concept is pretty much open for now as I try to work basic initial designs as per resources & time before I decide exact procedures I might follow.
I might keep my baseline as simple looking as something similar to shown below which is Otto Robot, which looks cute & feasible for now.
But as we go along project might evolve a lot when I work out details.
Image References –
- Wall E Robot – (Image credit: Disney /Pixar)
- BB8 robot and R2-D2 robots – Start Wars Pictures.
- Love, Death and Robots – Netflix (Featured Image)