"I use Dragonframe. Thanks for everyone's input. I was mostly interested in knowing if other people already do what I have in mind. It looks like that is not the case, which I'm glad because it means if I do and use it to…"
"One possibility might be to use the Arcmoco motion control within Dragonframe. This can control up to 8 stepper motors, using an Arduino mega 2560, and of course they don't have to be used just for camera control. Roos Mattaar and I have…"
"Thanks for your input. I found out that with the addition of a special servo controller board a Raspberry PI can control as many as 16 servos. I'm working on a human head which is life sized. I see what you mean by…"
"Ok, clearer now!
That would require computer controlled motors to do every single possible movement, from full body down to fingers. Very complex to build and rig. A human needs only an articulated armature, animatronics need both the…"
"I don't think I'm explaining myself very well. I'm describing a system where you can set it in motion and can be working on something else while it takes frame shots as fast as it can. Like a frame every second. It…"
"Ron Cole made a couple of puppets (for Fall of Gravity) with a complex cable system to do mouth movements, much as you might do for animatronics, but they were moved a frame at a time so it really was stop motion.
"They would be different from animatronics because animatronics need to be less accurate about pose and more accurate with speed and movement. These would be what I would like to call, "Posebots". Puppets which only need to be…"