Yeah no problem I love to have my voice heard. Speaking of that, have you thought about adding voice communications to your robot? For example a text-to-speech module for audio feedback from your robot and a voice recognition module so your robot can understand what you want and you can communicate with it using words. If you decide to do this check these out: text-to-speech Voice recognition
thanks a lot for taking the time to share your thoughts, especially your excellent recommendations - I highly appreciate it! I've begun to outline the process of modeling the hardware and software, I'll be certain to let you know when I have something on paper, so to speak.
Just a question, but what is your intended budget for this project?
If you're going to make it look like a human, i recommend basing your hands on something like this unless you want your robot to be able to pick up desks or cars(pretty cool if it could). You could replace the glove part of the project with a piece of code to control the fingers.
Something that would be hella amazing would be if you created a wax "skin" to give it a human-like appearance.
Finally, I'm not much of a software person(i can get my code working but i cant do anything fancy), but when it comes to hardware i am confident to say that i know basically everything about it so if you have any questions or need advice, shoot me an email or just ask here on the forum.
Oh ya and by the way if you're why should i take advice or even listen to some 14 year old idiot, i build robotS over weekends when i get bored. I am currently working on a R/C helicopter equipped with gps navigation, autonomous flight, crash prevention, and last-case-scenario anti motor damage, all controlled by a netduino mini inside the heli(programmed by me).