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Video: Robot Turns Your Dreams Into Art
11/16/2012

Winners of a chance to stay at a European hotel chain will leave the next morning with a brand new piece of art, based on their sleep pattern data, which will be captured by sensors and painted by this ABB robot.   (Source: ABB)
Winners of a chance to stay at a European hotel chain will leave the next morning with a brand new piece of art, based on their sleep pattern data, which will be captured by sensors and painted by this ABB robot.
(Source: ABB)

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Rob Spiegel
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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   11/16/2012 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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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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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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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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