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Welcome to /robowaifu/ Anonymous 09/09/2019 (Mon) 00:33:54 No. 3 [Reply]
Why Robowaifu?

Most of the world's modern women have failed their men and their societies, feminism is rampant, and men around the world have been looking for a solution. History shows there are cultural and political solutions to this problem, but we believe that technology is the best way forward at present – specifically the technology of robotics. We are technologists, dreamers, hobbyists and geeks looking forward to a day when any man can build the companionship he desires in his own home. Not content to wait for the future, however, we are bringing that day forward. We are creating an active hobbyist scene of builders, programmers, artists and designers, using the technology of today, not tomorrow. Join us!

>Note: This is generally a SFW board, given our engineering focus primarily. On-topic NSFW content is OK, but please spoiler it. There are some bizarre NSFW over at our friend's place https://smuglo.li/monster/ for those so inclined.

What is a Robowaifu?

That's a very good question! A robowaifu is a robot that fulfills a man's natural need for companionship. To achieve this, there are many problems to be solved, and there are many approaches being explored here. Solutions range from silicone sex dolls with robotic features to VR and virtual girlfriends, and even into the realm of spirituality.

Do You Intend to Sell Robowaifus?

The objective is to design a robowaifu that any man can create in his own home. We also believe in open source as a way to protect our rights. We expect that some day companies will sell robowaifu kits. Already there is one company that sells a complete robowaifu, that company being RealDoll, the robowaifu being named Harmony.

What do You Think About RealDoll's Harmony?

RealDoll is a company that sells highly realistic silicone sex dolls. Recently, they have started selling what we would call a robowaifu, named Harmony. This is the first robowaifu to come to market. We wish them well, but most on this board have objections to the approach. Firstly, she is expensive, costing about $10,000, out of range for most men. Secondly, she is deep into the uncanny valley, the place where human-imitating technologies go to die. Thirdly, the range of designs are quite limited, and every man has a different ideal woman.

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Meta Tread Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2019 (Mon) 21:32:29 No. 38 [Reply]
Off-topic and general discussion thread.

Also, let's discuss ways to get more people involved. How can we grow this board?

Also, let's share robowaifu media to help inspire each other. This is a very generalized thread meant to improve robowaifu in general.
Edited last time by Chobitsu on 09/09/2019 (Mon) 21:58:00.
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Oh shit I did the "reddit spacing" meme, I think that's just drunkspacing or something. Pls no bully.
>>1526
>I'm laughing my ass off but I'm serious.
We actually have a thread on this exact topic anon. Let's dig into it over there. I should be up for a few more hours.
>>829
>>1529
>We actually have a thread on this exact topic anon.
Whoops, sorry.
>>1531
Heh, no apologies, that's kind of what the Meta thread is here for tbh.
>>1519 >>1518
Thank you for the welcome, I haven't been active in this community, Yet? I am a very crude beginner artist with a robot girl character in the works. Maybe you guys will get to see her some day.
I wanted to do robotics in college but college wasn't for me, anxiety.exe. Just a poorfag paddy farmer here, but I hope to one day build a waifu. Having the dream of a pretty robo companion to accompany me in public and wear nice clothes is a lot more of a certainty (with advancing robotics and machine learning) than a wahman relationship at this moment. Doesn't mean I'm going to stop looking for a qt 3d who will be my waifu. I'm sure a lot of you guy's idea of a perfect female partner is ok with you having a robo companion.
Anyways I really look forward to this being our cozy place where we can discuss building beautiful machines.

Feasibility and thinking about right now Robowaifu Technician 11/21/2019 (Thu) 06:48:16 No. 1525 [Reply]
So I believe the endgame here is to get a fully open source and home-buildable robot waifu available to the masses. I'm imagining something along the lines of that Will Smith movie "I, Robot" except they do a bit more (well a lot more if you know what I mean) than get the newspaper for you and help you with Siri-tier "digital assistant" bullshit.

The problem is that in terms of hardware I know of no one better at the moment than Boston Dynamics and unless one of you works there and can build like fully capable bipedal waifus, I think this falls in the realm of "waiting" for that kind of advanced technology to come to us.

None of us are getting younger and none of us want to be 60 by the time we get a robowaifu so I think we should focus on things we can do right now. I think our best bets are going to be neural networks/machine learning AI and VR. Digital modeling and art, interactive VR environments, learning, speech generation, text to speech and speech to text. I think all of this in currentyear is possible.

Do we have anything in the way of real collaboration going on right now? Like on gitgud? Gathering people who are skilled at X and Y and Z and having them work on anything specific? Honestly I think we could get a VR waifu AI sort of thing accomplished if we actually channeled our autism towards it.
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Haven't seen this much activity on /robowaifu/ in a long time

>>1528
>Yes, we should be trying to achieve a VR/Visual waifu together now.
Since my first post on this board years ago I've been saying this. I've done some basic VR tests with UPGE and will doing some more with Armory later, both of those are closely associated with Blender. There's also Godot which could be an option for the engine, I've given up on my previous plans posted here >>1507

There's already something called the Viva project that's very similar to what's being discussed;
https://www.youtube.com/user/mrhalholhel1900/videos?disable_polymer=1
I've tried it out awhile back and it really isn't my cup of tea but most 3d jap ecchi games aren't either. Everyone has different things they want to do in a waifu VR sim and different ideas on how they should be done so I don't have much hope for a collaborative effort in making a general purpose one here.

Sharing assets and tools while quickly getting people up and running on building their own seems like an easy enough project that's attainable.

>>1530
>[Spot] I believe has been released to the general public
They only lease it out to companies for testing modules that attach to top of it or for trying out novel use cases, there are similar Chinese robots that are for sale though. I'm also a big believer in salvaging tech.
>>1547
Hey there anon. Ah, so that was you ehh. I've downloaded both the ecchi cracks but haven't had a chance to dig into them yet.

>VivaDev
Yeah, I was following him back on 8/agdg and tried to convince him to open up his code specifically for /robowaifu/s benefit but sadly he declined. Anyway, his project is really pretty remarkable as a one-man-show and he made me realize I had a penchant for vampire loli waifus I never realized before haha.

So, yeah. We already have /robowaifu/. It's obviously not the perfect platform, but frankly I don't know of anything out there that's better for the anons of this world tbh. Let's get something going.
>>1546
>By all means, don't lurk anon, talk.
Just don't wanna state anything previously stated or miss anything pertinent.

>Trust me, this is one of the friendliest communities on the IB-verse tbh.
I believe you.

>>1547
>There's also Godot which could be an option for the engine
I'd definitely give Godot a try if free/open source is important to you, it absolutely seems the best supported. I've never given it a go but I need to.

>They only lease it out to companies
Well, fuck. I could have sworn a couple years ago or so they said they were going to sell it.
>>1549
>Just don't wanna state anything previously stated or miss anything pertinent.
I don't think that's possible anon. In the 3years of /robowaifu/, we have approaching 6K posts, most of them decent or even high quality. If it's part of the gynoid robotics or vr waifu world (from a serious engineering perspective) then we've probably already touched upon it here. Just speak your mind.

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What happens to your robowaifu when you die? Robowaifu Technician 09/27/2019 (Fri) 10:47:48 No. 829 [Reply]
Have any of you considered what will happen to your waifu after you die? How would you prepare her to face the world alone? Will she even be able to take care of her own needs when you're gone?

Have you considered the possibility that she might be so unwilling to let you die that you'll wake up in a robot body yourself one day? Would you resent her for not allowing you to die?
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>>1537
kek.

well, i guess you could arrange for her to be given or sold to someone else anon. after all, she's just an object.
>>1539
>after all, she's just an object.
how dare you, my waifu is capable of far more than that. she will become the most feared crime boss and I will laugh in the afterlife about her being the #1 most wanted criminal pistolwhipping the shit out of people and collecting debts.
>>1540
topkek. you should deffo contribute to our robowaifu fiction bread anon. DO IT!
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>>1541
sure, this will be great if you enjoy shitpost-tier comedy
>>1542
absolutely. get on it anon, it's about time we have some new robo-fiction tbh.

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C++ General Robowaifu Technician 09/09/2019 (Mon) 02:49:55 No. 12 [Reply]
C++ Resources general

The C++ programming language is currently the primary AI-engine language in use.

isocpp.org/get-started
https://archive.is/hp4JR

stackoverflow.com/questions/388242/the-definitive-c-book-guide-and-list
https://archive.is/OHw9L

en.cppreference.com/w/
https://archive.is/gt73H

www.youtube.com/user/CppCon
https://archive.is/QGynC

BTW if you're new to C++ and you're stuck on Windows (either you can't or won't upgrade to Linux) then you can at least incorporate a good, open shell into your system to begin with so you can follow along. Start at this link, and if you have any questions just ask ITT:

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>>1462
Oh hey there Robi. Sorry I missed this. Sure, but I'm not much of a dev outside of C++ tbh. If you think that would work then I'm your guy.
>>1462
Hey Robi, question. I've never run an IB before (or even installed one). Do you think I'll need an install of Lynxchan running to help out with this project?
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8kun.us

-add notification for new thread discovery
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-patch bug with filename extension handling
-patch minor bug causing unnecessary rechecking of un-bumped threads
-add 'file empty' record similar to file 404 record (skips re-attempting later)
-add minor optimization when force-rechecking a thread's files
-extend DL timeout to 90 secs to better accommodate endchan's large filesizes
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8kun.top

-add timeout error code 9001 - interim step towards better error correction
-extend DL timeout out to 120sec to pick up even longer downloads (good for TOR)
-add space handling in filenames
-make minor output message adjustments
-add somewhat better validation of 'catalog.json' files
-add facility for cleanly re-acquiring any accidentally deleted thread folders
f76855c247ea4243f5e3fb98b52a1ebdd4759e86d815de148e7d77f9d6e96495 BUMP-0.2c.tar.xz
https://files.catbox.moe/bvccj0.xz


Alright, I've decided to go ahead and make another subrelease earlier since 8kun.top seems to be working atm. I'll be doing a pretty significant revamping of the Page class' data management, so I'll hold off on the dupe files handling until then.
>>1523
Hmm, looks like that was a bit premature. Apparently VanwaTech's system allows browsers OK for 8kun.top, but is rejecting BUMP--probably all types of bots. Might need to play around with the useragent, oh well.

Sorry if I got anyone's hopes up what I get for not testing heh (it still works fine with 8kun's onion service jthnx5wyvjvzsxtu.onion, use torify).

Selecting a Programming Language Robowaifu Technician 09/11/2019 (Wed) 13:07:45 No. 128 [Reply]
What programming language would suit us and our waifus best? For those of us with limited experience programming, it's a daunting question.
Would a language with a rigid structure be best?
Do we want an object-oriented language?
How much do you care about wether or not a given language is commonly used and widespread?
What the fuck does all that terminology mean?
Is LISP just a meme, or will it save us all?

In this thread, we will discuss these questions and more so those of us who aren't already settled into a language can find our way.
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>>1272
very nice, here's one for you anon (though regrettably you'd probably have to get the 'made-from-atoms' version to enjoy it.

www.goodreads.com/book/show/106728.The_Timeless_Way_of_Building
Some lisp and AI related books:
>Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP)
Book: https://mitpress.mit.edu/sites/default/files/sicp/full-text/book/book.html
Lectures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J_xL4IGhJA&list=PLE18841CABEA24090&index=1

>Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming
Book and code: https://github.com/norvig/paip-lisp

>Practical Common Lisp
Book and code: http://www.gigamonkeys.com/book/

>The Common Lisp Cookbook
Book: https://lispcookbook.github.io/cl-cookbook/

>Clojure For The Brave and True
Book: https://www.braveclojure.com/clojure-for-the-brave-and-true/

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>>1322
Thanks for the links, Lisper-Anon.
This is an open-ended question so feel free to respond with your own opinion or thoughts.

As I understand it, compilers are continuing to improve to the point where even very savvy coders have a hard time beating them. So if a higher level programming language still compiles to fast code, then what are some advantages of using a lower level language in the context of AI and robotics?
>>1515
Well, I'm no expert in compiler design, and for the men who are, the phrase 'higher level programming language' applies to C and basically everything else outside of assembler or actual machine code.

You're making what is a mistake atp of just lumping everything into black and white. 'Very savvy coders' can probably implement a 'better' generic programming implementation than say, C++ template meta-programming by hand-writing assembler, but that would come with a few trade-offs;
-1. It would only be for a specific example, whereas the high-level meta-programming approach is fully generic.
-2. It would require months of the developers concentrated effort to produce a more performant version than say, GCC right out of the box.
-3. It would only work on a specific type of CPU, for example Intel or ARM.
-4. It would be a bitch to maintain that code after the fact (IMO).

So yea higher-level languages like C++ are certainly 'better' than low-level languages in that case.

Further, I'll presume the question is related to the common perception of 'higher-level' and please define that explicitly w/o using 'well, kinda like Haskell, you know' heh. While there are literally millions of professionals programming in C++ daily for a living, most amateurs consider it some a small niche thing (and therefore automatically both difficult and not worth learning).

Python certainly has more popularity and is considered higher-level. Examples of it's use abound in the sciences. But you certainly wouldn't write a 120fps FPS using it. In engineering, everything is a trade-off, and there's no free lunch--only elegant and inelegant approaches.

I use Python and C++ specifically because of OP's topic ITT: What programming language would suit us and our [robo]waifus best?

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Tools to Create 3D Models of Humans Robowaifu Technician 09/18/2019 (Wed) 11:42:32 No. 415 [Reply]
I spent some time playing with the program Makehuman and I'll say I wasn't impressed. It's not possible to make anime real using Makehuman, in fact the options (for example eye size) are somewhat limited. But there's good news, don't worry!

The creator of Makehuman went on to create a blender plugin called ManuelBastioniLAB which is much better (and has a much more humorous name). The plugin is easy to install and use (especially if you have a little blender experience). There are three different anime female defaults that are all pretty cute. (Pictured is a slightly modified Anime Female 2.) There are sliders to modify everything from finger length to eye position to boob size. It even has a posable skeleton. Unfortunately the anime models don't have inverse kinematic skeletons which are much easier to pose. Going forward I'm probably going to use MasturBationLABManuelBastioniLAB as the starting point for my designs.
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>>1509
Aha. I think I understand that a little better now thanks anon. That sounds like pretty compelling experience with the animation, I think simple to use is a better choice than extravagant array of features for the majority of us anons heh.

Do you think OpenXR to become popularly supported similar to say, OpenGL?
>position data
Are there any good open source Kinect-like alternatives or something functionally similar? Has a new market formed to fill the Kinect void?
>>1509
PS. Moar Chii tbh! :^)
>>1505
I'll give it a look anon, thanks for bringing it up.
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To keep this on topic there's also the Custom Maid 3D series that's similar to Koikatsu. You can find a 122gb torrent for it on nyaa.si

>>1510
OpenXR is made by the Khronos group and they're the people who are behind the OpenGL replacement Vulkan so industry support is guaranteed.

As for tracking that's a whole different can of worms, there's NOLO VR that's not very well supported but works at the moment and Valve's lighthouse system that's currently being reverse engineered through libsurvive. I'd give VR another year or two to mature before buying into it as it's still a mess. And even then buy something cheap and used.
>>1513
Thank you, I'll have a lot to look at heh.

AI Software Robowaifu Technician 09/10/2019 (Tue) 07:04:21 No. 85 [Reply]
A large amount of this board seems dedicated to hardware, what about the software end of the design spectrum, are there any good enough AI to use?

The only ones I know about offhand are TeaseAi and Personality Forge.
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>>1404
In anime terms: "moe". Think of all those cute girl (or robot) tropes. Cuteness goes a long way to make up for shortcomings. It could truly put the waifu into robowaifu. In point of fact, I remember thinking the manufacturers could even market them the way they did baby dolls. "She needs your love, won't you adopt her"?
>>1408
yeah you have a good point anon. guys are able to overlook all kinds of stupid shit for the sake of beauty. it's both one of our biggest weaknesses practically the sole factor enabling stronk, independynt wimyn and, for a few passionate men, their greatest strengths (great artists sacrificing for their arts, and other great achievers and thinkers striving to achieve 'beauty').
>>1409
Conundrums like this fascinate me, too.
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Carmack moved from VR to AGI, will he get us closer to robowaifus?
>>1501
As long as he makes his work open-source, I welcome his input on the topic. He certainly has the potential to make useful contributions to the field imo.

Robowaifu references Anonymous 09/09/2019 (Mon) 00:09:49 No. 1 [Reply]
My favorite robowaifu is Chii. I'd like to see yours.
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cute tbh.

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New machine learning AI released Robowaifu Technician 09/15/2019 (Sun) 10:18:46 No. 250 [Reply]
OPEN AI/ GPT-2
This has to be one of the biggest breakthroughs in deep learning and AI so far.
It's extremely skilled in developing coherent humanlike responses that make sense and I believe it has massive potential, it also never gives the same answer twice.
>GPT-2 generates synthetic text samples in response to the model being primed with an arbitrary input. The model is chameleon-like—it adapts to the style and content of the conditioning text. This allows the user to generate realistic and coherent continuations about a topic of their choosing

>GPT-2 displays a broad set of capabilities, including the ability to generate conditional synthetic text samples of unprecedented quality, where we prime the model with an input and have it generate a lengthy continuation. In addition, GPT-2 outperforms other language models trained on specific domains (like Wikipedia, news, or books) without needing to use these domain-specific training datasets.
Also the current public model shown here only uses 345 million parameters, the "full" AI (which has over 4x as many parameters) is being witheld from the public because of it's "Potential for abuse".

That is to say the full model is so proficient in mimicking human communication that it could be abused to create new articles, posts, advertisements, even books; and nobody would be be able to tell that there was a bot behind it all.

<AI demo:
talktotransformer.com/

<Other Links:
github.com/openai/gpt-2
openai.com/blog/better-language-models/
huggingface.co/

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Transformer returns alot of stuff which appear to be 100% copypasta. It's like someone entered the user text into a search engine, pulled out the relevant lines, threw it into a POS tagger and string replaced the NNs/VBs/JJs/etc. I entered a sentence that started with "The lack of versioning." and got an IGN interview with some studio. It gets more obvious as you enter code in any programming language (it comes out workable or you get copypasta from documentation).

Hell I wouldn't use it to generate white papers. It would flag plagarism checkers.
>>821
>linked directly from the OP:
>"Our model, called GPT-2 (a successor to GPT), was trained simply to predict the next word in 40GB of Internet text. Due to our concerns about malicious applications of the technology, we are not releasing the trained model. As an experiment in responsible disclosure, we are instead releasing a much smaller model for researchers to experiment with, as well as a technical paper.

I imagine the full system using the entire corpus is much more capable.
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>>691
Is it possible to have an AI poster on this webring imageboard? or maybe her own AI board where she can post on.
>>1464
I certainly don't think it's impossible anon. Did you have some ideas?
>>1470
>Did you have some ideas?
You need to write a bot script that fetches post and reply on imageboard. But more importantly, how good is this thing anyway?. I don't wan't it to be in lobotomized stage, like repeating itself despite having huge input of learning curve.

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