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Work in Progress

Pursuing Personalized Robots

February 21, 2018 |

Until now robots have been objects with their own agency and independent embodiment from humans. However, their function and goals have been based on human desires. They accompany us, work with us as team-workers, challenge our abilities and … Read More

Gears and Alexa

February 21, 2018 |

Still following the earlier approach of working simultaneously in different directions, I feel a bit overwhelmed. But on the other hand, I am learning a lot. Let’s talk about each of them…

Reinforcement Learning

Cartpole is one of the most … Read More

Social Media-responsive Robot Week 3

February 21, 2018 |

After our tutorial last week, we felt it was necessary to take the time this week to solidify the concept of the project, then resume making with clear goals in mind for the next three weeks.

 

Aims for the … Read More

{co}cktail machine

February 14, 2018 |

{co.}cktail is an interactive collaborative cocktails machine which designed to experiment with tangible interaction, social connections, collaboration and group experiences. This machine does not aim to encourage people to make good cocktails together, but, to explore new possibilities, … Read More

Projection prototype

February 14, 2018 |

Aims for this week:

  • Test small projection trial
  • Coding about detecting physical space

Prototype:

Basically, this week I build three prototypes about projection inside a box, to challenge the boundry between the surface inside the box, and to … Read More

Recreating a system of audience control using coloured paddles

February 14, 2018 |

Last week I created a series of experiments in collaborative control which produced some interesting results and I plan to continue down this road.

I want to recreate Loren Carpenter’s Pong experiment, because I expect I will be able to … Read More

Machine Theatre

February 14, 2018 |

Seen above is my favourite installation art by roboticist Arthur Ganson.

A chair rests peacefully centre stage. A seemingly cumbersome machine enters. It moves towards the chair, slowly but gracefully, almost floating. The machine swoops ups the chair. It performs a … Read More

Social Pressure Responsive Robot: Prototype 2

February 13, 2018 |

For week 2 of the social pressure responsive robot, we discussed what direction we should take the robot in, and although this project initially started as a fun experiment about receiving and sending data from/to twitter, we realised that this … Read More

Reinforcement Learning in Processing

February 13, 2018 |

In 1997, Michael Mozer with an incredible group of students converted a mundane farmhouse into an adaptive house. The house started with no knowledge of its inhabitants and did not perform as one would expect a ‘smart house’ to do. … Read More

Projection-Trial: hologram

February 13, 2018 |

Aims for this week:

  • Finish a small project by using hologram technology
  • Experiments base on the idea
  • Refine the idea

Project:

Since the phone box is a icon of London and it has been fading out of … Read More

Biofeedback between body and environment

February 12, 2018 |

In his book, Limbo, Bernard Wolfe describes the human body as:

The human skin is an artificial boundary: the world wanders into it, and the self wanders out of it, traffic is two-way and constant.

The body exists as a … Read More

Social Pressure Responsive Robot: Prototype 1

February 12, 2018 |

In the future, we want to connect an installation we create to the outside world, and in order to achieve this, getting data from outside sources will likely become important to the process.

To begin learning how to … Read More

Collaborative Control Experiments

February 11, 2018 | | One Comment

The Pong Experiment

In 1991, Loren Carpenter (co-founder of Pixar), tried an experiment at Siggraph. People entered a theatre to find small paddles left on their seats, with one green side and one red side. On a screen, they could … Read More

Working Title – Week 1

February 1, 2018 |

This is an example of a work In progress report. This should be written throughout the week, beginning shortly after your tutorial with a reflection on the previous week and feedback from the tutorial.

State your aims of the week.

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