Everyday Life

710, 2015

Robots and Whales: Tracking Whales with Quadrotors

Observing whales is important for marine biology tasks such as taking census, determining family lineage, and general behavior observations.
Currently, whales are observed manually using binoculars and cameras from the shore or from boats, and notes are made using pencil and paper. The process is error
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710, 2015

Robots and Cooking: Bakebot

The creation of a robot chef represents a grand challenge for the field of robotics. Cooking is one of the most important activities that takes place in the home, and a robotic chef capable of following arbitrary recipes would have many applications in both household
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710, 2015

Robots and Agriculture: Virtual Fences for Animals

We wish to monitor and control the position of herd animals at fine granularity to improve he management of pastures and herds.
In collaboration with Dean Anderson from the USDA we developed wearable devices for cattle. Each animal in the herd is given a smart collar
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710, 2015

Robots and Art: Seraph

Seraph is a robot-human dance.
This piece explores the relationship between man and machine in a pastoral fable involving a dancer and two flying robots. Set to a Schubert piano trio, the resulting work explores the expressive potential of machines, presenting in the process a commentary
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710, 2015

Robots and Art: The Umbrella Project

The Umbrella Project (UP) is a large-scape participatory experiment in which hundreds of participants light up the night’s sky.
The participants use the color-changing umbrellas to create images that are projected in real time on a large screen, and use this feedback along with high-level human
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