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Video: Robot Turns Your Dreams Into Art

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Rob Spiegel
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Cool robot
Rob Spiegel   11/16/2012 3:32:10 PM
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Nice article, Ann, and a very cool video. It will be interesting to see what other applications develop from this robot. Any thoughts on that, Ann?

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Cabe Atwell   11/16/2012 3:50:11 PM
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It is an interpretation of the data, so how was the software designed? It would be interesting to see how the data is handled. I will admit, I'd like my dreams to be interpreted. I would like to see a nightmare vs. a typical one.

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Charles Murray   11/16/2012 5:25:24 PM
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Seems like this technology could be used by industrial engineers for motion studies in manufacturing work envelopes.

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mrdon   11/16/2012 8:10:46 PM
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Robert, I agree. Ann this is a nice article.The idea of using FSR data to control a robot is pretty cool. I discussed FSR's and motion control in my book, Learn Electronics with Arduino and can see the technique in operating a robot being implemented in this application. I'm wondering what's the room rate for this techno-art experience?

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Rob Spiegel   11/17/2012 1:17:52 PM
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Cabe, yes it would be interesting to see how the sensor data is converter to robot movement. Since the data is coming from body movement, it may not distinguish between pleasant dreams and unpleasant dreams unless the dream affected body movement.

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mrdon   11/18/2012 9:34:27 PM
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Charles, Motion Studies seems like a very interesting application tool for Industrial Engineers. Just wondering how the robot would assist in the engineering analysis event?

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GTOlover   11/19/2012 9:40:56 AM
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I know when my wife is having a bad dream, she tends to toss around and mumble. If the data is body sensors and audible, could the software interpret 'erratic' behavior? Or how about erotic behavior? Or most nights, you remember nothing?

Either way, this is cool. Wake up in the morning and see what surprise painting is waiting for you!

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Ann R. Thryft   11/19/2012 12:24:26 PM
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mrdon, the contest is about to be over, so you've missed your chance, as we all have :)



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Ann R. Thryft   11/19/2012 12:26:05 PM
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I agree about the interpretation of the data: in fact, that was my first (and second and third...) question to ABB: what were the assumptions in the software design about how motion, temperature and sound sensor data would be interpreted visually? Although I didn't get an answer, it's obvious that you can design it any way you want (more or less). So the applications could be pretty broad.

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mrdon   11/19/2012 1:37:07 PM
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Ann, Wow! Well, I'll be ready for next year's event. See you at the finish line!

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