Toddlers!! Arduino voice or audio activated robots.

I want to make robots. Everytime I desribe Arduino projects to my family and friends they always ask me” oh, like a robot?” So this projects seems to make sense. I also am excited to see my baby toddle and these are inspired by her.

My preliminary sketches are rough but I believe could be beautiful in the end. It seems to me I can have an arduino, a bread board all the circuitry, a couple servos to move the wheels and a power source on a platform or encased within a cylinder. The hope here is that when you speak in a low menacing tone the toddler would back up away from you and if you used a sweet and encouraging tone the toddler would approach you.

The wheels would have a shape unlike traditional wheels to give the movement an awkward and bumpy movement not unlike a child learning to crawl or walk.

Im not sure if the audio sensor can be programed to react to different frequencies or if it would just be volume.

Sketches…

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After having done some basic research on the SERB I wondered if this would be a decent kit to hack?

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who else is programming robots?? Adam Fujita would like to work with you…