Through generous funding and support provided by MAKE magazine's robot hacks program I was able to host a series of workshops for children, building a humanoid robot the children could interact and engage with. This video from early in the project shows us testing the range of motion of the servos using potentiometers to set the values. Later the potentiometers would be replaced with facial recognition software based on the Open CV model.
The children participating in the build affectionately named our robot "Pickle".
Facial recognition software utliized a modified platform of Open CV, operated by a first generation Raspberry Pi, model B.
Speech processes were queried through Google Speech software, allowing "Pickle" to answer various education based questions, processed through Wolfram Alpha.
Pickle almost complete, standing in our Makerspace.