Revisiting Wirepod for Vector robots
We tried to re-install wirepod and check out the integration with OpenAI
We first wrote about Wirepod soon after it was developed last year. We were impressed by the engineering and the effort that had been put behind it. Wirepod truly liberated owners of the Anki Vector robot from the clutches of DDL. Vector got a new life… and endless possibilities opened up to use Vector in various domains.
One year later, Wirepod has become critical for whichever Vector robots still remain in use and in the market. Meanwhile, DDL seems to flop as a company, DDL servers have been down for almost a month, which means no-one can really use Vector (other than programming it via the Vector SDK). You cannot even set up a new Vector via the Vector App. The only recourse is to use Wirepod.
In the meanwhile, Wirepod use has grown a lot in the Vector community. A look at the Vector subreddit shows a lot of questions and issues people have faced regarding the installation of Wirepod. So we decided to retry Wirepod from Scratch for our two Vector robots: an OSKR robot a…