Robots from dolls

Here at Hackaday, we may be somewhat divided in our opinions of Anime and Manga. We were all pretty impressed by this robot build(translated) though. We’re not totally clear on who actually did this build, but we can see a few pictures and a video on the site. The original doll looks to be roughly 3 or 4 inches tall, judging by the Eeepc keyboard that it is standing on. We counted 7 servos stuffed into this thing with a controller board hiding in the back of its hair. You’ll have to watch the video to see most of the details. It looks like there is one in the head, one in each shoulder, both hip joints, ¬†and both feet. Though the motion at the end of the video is limited, we still think it is impressive. Creepy, but impressive.

note: the video is not embedded in the translated version. Just go to the non translated to watch it.

[thanks Francesco]

Comments

  1. Jeff says:
  2. strider_mt2k says:

    That is some incredible work, all things considered.

    Well done!

  3. sd says:

    Ahaha, awesomely kawaii hack for a Friday, thanks for sharing :)

    To save anybody else the same confusion, the video is not embedded on the Google-translated site.

  4. Moshi says:

    Nice, saw this on Nicovideo a while ago.

  5. walt says:

    should have used a gundam model or something- anything besides dolls. robots are cool. dolls are not. why would anyone want to uncool a robot like that.

  6. JPerridew says:

    wait: I agree. However, how many cool looking robots would you be willing to sacrifice for the sake of the project?

  7. octel says:

    @walt
    are you a 12 year old boy? i guess so!

  8. isama says:

    awesome! now let’s make sumomo!

  9. Slipster says:

    The music in the video creeps me out more than the doll.

  10. Robotlove says:

    Am I the only one who instantly thought a robot realdoll would be cool?

  11. Frogz says:

    @robotlove
    http://zapinc.deviantart.com/art/Do-not-fist-Android-girls-53162365

    btw, walt, you forget 1 thing, all people in japan are pedophiles and are obsessed with little girls
    so the dolls arnt little girls play things for them

    to the average japanese male, a doll is a intricate, detailed, undressable, sex object with real naughty features, like servos!

  12. EdZ says:

    Funnily enough ‘HoiHoi-san’ is, in the original manga, a tiny robot*. So, this is a robot model modified from a model of a robot. Very impressive microservo work, the creator’s blog is here: http://makosky.blog9.fc2.com/

    *meant for pest control after overuse of pesticides has made common pests resistant to them. Because all problems can be solved with sufficient application of robots. The whole concept is rather humorous, with competing companies programming their robots to covertly kill off other companies robots if used in the same household. The company that distributed the translated book appears to have gone under (or their website is just down), but you can probably still find it on Amazon or the like. Look for “Ichigeki Sacchu HoiHoi san”.

  13. EdZ says:

    Oh, and his latest post appears to be adding servos to the ridiculously huge new 1/48 scale RX-72.

  14. EdZ says:

    RX-78-2, I mean. Whoops.

  15. Maave says:

    Ah, I know some Italian. It’s fun trying to translate on-the-fly. Now if I only knew Japanese xD
    It looks cool, I want an army of thousands of those at my disposal.

  16. tehgringe says:

    @Frogz – Thanks for sharing the graphic, brilliant!

    This is rpetty cool. I love the work done to fit the tiny servos. What boards did we see in the video?

  17. Nitori says:

    This both awesome and cute at the same time.
    The first thing that came to mind seeing it in action was Rozen Maiden.
    I’d like have one styled like a Rozen Maiden doll or a doll styled like the ones Alice Margatroid from Touhou has.

  18. Dude says:

    Awful music, awful doll, but incredibly nice work.
    And the high-heeled bikini babe presenting Extreme RC cars is hot.

  19. M4RK says:
  20. Anime Boys says:

    Nice =) also great sites’ look =)

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