Making Zizzy Tetherless

A project log for Zizzy: A Personal Robot Assistant

Zizzy is a personal robot prototype for people with limited mobility. It can talk, show emotions, and manipulate desktop objects.

Michael RoybalMichael Roybal 10/02/2016 at 18:530 Comments

Two small 12 volt air pumps are now hooked in series and mounted in a backpack, to get 24 PSI of pressure. This eliminates the hose tether to the offboard pump. It is working fine but is still somewhat noisy. Work has begun on making a quieter pump that would work by compressing an artificial muscle with a gear motor cam.