Screw your shitty desktop or headphones thread, let's talk about some ACTUAL technology.
HOW THE FUCK DOES PIC RELATED WORK
it has wheel inside the head that track on top of the main body "ball" as it rolls on the ball it shifts the mass and it starts to "fall" in that direction. Gyroscopes help adjust the speed of the wheels to keep the head in the same axial location and keep the movement of the ball underneath going.
Its just like a segways function.
Look at the Sphero, it's a small spherical toy with the basics of what I'm talking about. ILM easily has the cash to improve the R&D on such tech, and BB-8 is considerably larger.
yeah, but the actual movement of the device is rather jerky and imprecise to be handled inside the main ball : and the in the videos for the robot in motion in the movie there is a bouncing of the head that would not be possible on a levitated head platform its not smooth enough.
They don't have to be neodymium holding the head on, some bounce can be possible. Purely hoping for the head to not simply bounce off seems unlikely.
Someone else seems to share my hypothesis and actually drew up a diagram. Pic related.
shitty MSpaint rendition
>green part connected by magnets,
>black part swivels probably with a 2nd RC control
>purple like >>47571024 & >>47570992
Yeah, thinking about it, The stage BB8 tilted its head and stayed put, so there must be some counter in the large body. Fuck knows, MAGNETS.
But why does it stay in the same spot while tilting its head so far in a direction like pic related if its "like a segway"
look at 1:05 there is a body rotation (yaw) which is not possible with a design like the xkcd sketch
although it is very probably the bulk of it
i would guess there is a reaction wheel in there too
like the cubli
anyway i dont know why all theese people are pissing their pants .. there are much better / weirder/ cleverer robots out there ..
fuck film sets and their shitty tech
>pneumatic 16" solid titanium nigger cock inside the sphere
>head has a cock receiving socket on the bottom
>cock+socket combo acts as a neck during normal operation
>cock rapidly penetrates the head socket once per rotation of the sphere at the precise time its aligned with the socket
>retracts just before going out of alignment during spin and repeats this process to keep the head moving and in place
>sphere has a cock like this every two square inches allowing it to turn any which way and still keep the head in place
>it can also shoot these cocks at high velocities as a last resort in combat or extend them all at once like spikes and run over people
i imagine there is a heavy mass inside the ball motors and maybe a gyro
the head might be magnetized with wheels, and all the sensores a robot needs...
the mass inside needs to be heaver than the head for stability