October 18th 2023: The inspiration

A project log for RobotGPT - An Animatronic Multilingual Robot

A chatgpt powered animatronic robot that translates languages

swaleh-owaisSwaleh Owais 10/18/2023 at 12:400 Comments

A few months ago, I saw this well edited YouTube video: 

The robot in this video is simply a work of art! I want to build a similar robot geared specifically for translation purposes. Instead of always asking my Taiwanese friends to translate for me, I can refer to this robot!

The centerpiece of this robot is definitely the eye mechanism. They were expertly designed as an open-source project by Will Cogley.  In terms of the mouth, I defintely want something that is visually embedded with the robot acoustics but I do not want to plagarize this project entirely. Considering that this is supposed to be a translator bot, I should probably add a section where viewers can read the robot's speech in both english and chinese.