Hi everybody in the forum,
My name is Luis García and I'm the developer behind HelloSpoon robot.
What is HelloSpoon robot?
HelloSpoon is a mobile-based affordable robot intended to spend time with children with upper limb difficulties, children with special needs and elderly during the three most important times of the days for all of us (breakfast, meal, dinner).
Here I want to share with all of you one video with me testing HelloSpoon before doing the real testing with children and elderly. I wanted to do this to be 100% sure that HelloSpoon is safe enough to be used by actual people.
Just some technical info about HelloSpoon:
HelloSpoon main core is a mobile application which uses PocketSphinx as voice recognition engine, changes animations according to what is doing, play tunes and cheer the user (which is configurable to be turned on/off from settings).
The main control board is an OpenCM-9.04 from ROBOTIS and the robotic trunk is created using the new Dynamixel XL-320 actuators.
HelloSpoon has in development more than one year, and it started using Dynamixel Ax-12 as actuators then when XL-320 where presented at the beginning of this year I was able to redesign the whole robot to make it really affordable.
Hope you like what you see, please feel free to leave any comment, what you like, what you don't like and more important if you like what you see share it! so more people will be aware than a development like HelloSpoon is being made
Thanks for taking your time!