There was obviously a need for a vehicle that could move the humanoid from guest to guest.
Luckily I had an unbuilt Lynxmotion 4WD1 rover kit and a partly finished Manoi that I had never managed to find the time to finish. So after a long brainstorming session I set about trying to build a robot system as below.
Fully adjustable speed and direction
System for locking and unlocking the humanoid from the seat to stop it falling off
Lightweight LIPO batteries
Video camera to provide second feed
DV Camcorder to record video and audio feeds
Remote speech playback unit
Amplifier and speaker system with mesh grille
fused busbar power system
Finish assembly of Manoi and paint up the shell suitably
Primary Camera in robots head
Upgrade batteries to performance LIPOs
LED eyes and chest lights
Angle head to look upwards
Add gyros, balance and create specific moves
Belt mounted AV receiver, LIPO battery and 2nd DV camcorder for Manoi head cam and audio feed recording.
Remote controls for chair, Manoi, speech unit and camcorders
Charging and tape swap systems
Mountain of spares, batteries, etc and a system for controlling them.http://www.lynxmotion.comhttp://translate.google.co.uk/translate?u=http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/products/rob%20ot/at01/at01.html&sl=ja&tl=en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
Oh, and did I forget to mention, I had only one month from the final ok from the producer to get the robot built and tested, all for no money as I was to be building this for the 'experience' :(