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Create Your Own Serge in 2010

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:19 AM

Serge seems to have been inspired by the Ballbot which is able to balance itself on a single spherical wheel while traveling about but what makes Serge interesting is the effortless ability to interact with humans and their home while providing a soothing human language response to commands. Serge practically is the brain of the home and it is able to freely move within it with a level of artificial intelligence that makes it seem sentient.

I have always had the idea to create something like Serge today. Many technological aspects already exist today. Here are some basic ôingredientsö to create Serge in 2010:

* Robotics: Use similar technology as used by the Ballbot or Anybotĺs Monty
* A.I.: A mix of speech recognition/feedback system as created by Tellme Networks and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN)
* Energy Source: Fuel cell technology
* Home Navigation: A mix of laser SLAM technology as used by the Neato XV-11, visual SLAM technology as seen on Samsung Tango and NorthStar
as used on WowWeeĺs Rovio.
* Home Automation: Medinaĺs Home Automation System.

As you can see, the basics are there and it is just a matter of time for someone to start rolling out Serge. Would you have a need for one? As computer are being integrated more and more into other systems (phones, cars, televisions, homes, etc.) it is just a matter of time to have them integrated into domestic robots in the likes of Serge.


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Posted 20 February 2010 - 10:07 AM

Two things:

Will Serge's programming be perverted during the Cylon War? :cylonweapons:

And how does it tackle carpet? I always see it on relatively smooth surfaces...

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Serge reminds me of when I was a kid (millennia ago), and we all thought there'd be robots in EVERY household by the year 2000 (funny enough, not many people forecast personal computers back then, though... interesting!). He looks like an Artoo unit redesigned by Apple.
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 10:09 AM

Thanks for the info raveshayde
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:18 PM

Twiki could so take Serge. Sorry, but it's true.
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 10:28 PM

View PostCylon-Knight, on 20 February 2010 - 09:18 PM, said:

Twiki could so take Serge. Sorry, but it's true.

Twiki is everything wrong with late '70s sci fi all rolled into one little metal-cased body (with a head shaped like a well, uh... let's just say he's part of the "Members Only" club!)
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I mean, just look at his head; I rest my case. :lol:

I think Serge could take him! :cylonweapons: :cylonclap:

If nothing else, it'd be an entertaining episode of Battle 'Bots!
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:33 PM

Side note: I am planning to make a Dr. Theopolis prop. WOOT.
(So, yes, I've wasted much time researching it online... started to horde photos, etc. etc. heehee. MAYBE will understand poor Cylon-Knight!)
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:24 AM

View PostCylon-Knight, on 20 February 2010 - 11:33 PM, said:

Side note: I am planning to make a Dr. Theopolis prop. WOOT.
(So, yes, I've wasted much time researching it online... started to horde photos, etc. etc. heehee. MAYBE will understand poor Cylon-Knight!)

Now THAT would be interesting. I used to wonder (when I was a wee toaster) how cool it'd be to have a Theopolis alarm clock! :lol:
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:55 AM

I've read WAY too much about the prop all ready. And I've drawn the art (version one) for the face.
I was thinking I'd make a 1:CLOSE (my newly coined term! CYLON-KNIGHT ORIGINAL) prop.
It will not be 1:1 (one to one) screen perfect, but close.

THEN I was pondering what what a more modern Dr. Theo would look like... hummmm

Someone make a Serge prop, so he and my Dr. Theo can have tea one fine afternoon :P
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:13 AM

Check this out!

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:08 AM

View PostAphrodite, on 21 February 2010 - 05:13 AM, said:

Check this out!

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Can you use it to steal living avatars from the V-club? :lol:
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:15 AM

hope serge doesn't get a serge....
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:09 PM

NICE! Seeing Caprica products is COOL!
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 04:48 PM

Sweet. I would love to have my own Serge:
"Serge"
"Yes Sir?"
"Go let the dogs out"
"Of course sir"

:)
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 04:49 PM

Oh forgot to ask, how much?
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:04 PM

View PostSigur­sson, on 21 February 2010 - 04:49 PM, said:

Oh forgot to ask, how much?

50,000 cubits! :roflmao:

Just kidding! I have no idea.
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:34 PM

As to rugs it should work well. The bigger the ball, the easier.

The real problem is batteries. It has to go at least a day before recharging.

Better yet, fuel cells - a week would be good before refueling.


Just to bring in some others... :cylonclap:
I wonder how Hector and Vector would rate in comparison.... :censored:
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:18 PM

View PostSigur­sson, on 21 February 2010 - 04:48 PM, said:

Sweet. I would love to have my own Serge:
"Serge"
"Yes Sir?"
"Go let the dogs out"
"Of course sir"

:)

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT!?
who.... who.... whoo.... ;)
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:51 PM

View Postobsolete toaster, on 20 February 2010 - 10:28 PM, said:

Twiki is everything wrong with late '70s sci fi all rolled into one little metal-cased body (with a head shaped like a well, uh... let's just say he's part of the "Members Only" club!)
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I mean, just look at his head; I rest my case. :lol:

I think Serge could take him! :cylonweapons: :cylonclap:

If nothing else, it'd be an entertaining episode of Battle 'Bots!



Oh Lords of Kobal! I never noticed that before! :jawdrop:

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:32 AM

View PostColonialMarine, on 25 February 2010 - 11:51 PM, said:

Oh Lords of Kobal! I never noticed that before! :jawdrop:

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I can't be the ONLY one to ever notice that before.... am I??? :blink:

Gods, I am one dirty, old f**t! :cylonnono:
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:33 AM

You could put that "look" onto about any/many items/objects... that's looking too deep. *lame*
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