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Video: Robot Turns Your Dreams Into Art

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   11/26/2012 11:57:49 AM
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I like the questions about bad vs good dreams and whether resulting paintings would they'd look very different from each other. I had similar questions. I think GTOlover is right, generally speaking: sleepers tend to get more active during bad dreams, so the painting might have a lot more going on in it than one produced by peaceful sleep.

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Robot turns "dreams" into ART ??
William K.   11/23/2012 3:20:52 PM
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It seems that some forlks with access to a lot of resources and a lot of time on their hands, got creative. Of course, as in many projects, the creativity is in the algorithm. Unfortunately there is not much clue about the relationship between input and output, and no method of interpretation is offered. 

Of course if the initial directive was to find a new way to turn a profit then it is quite reasonable. After all, how in the world could any potential customer claim the translation is incorrect? So it is quite an accomplishment from a business point of view.

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RichardS   11/21/2012 3:28:09 PM
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Two thoughts...

Keep this out of the honeymoon suite

I keep thinking "happy little tree"

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   11/19/2012 5:50:28 PM
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Gee thanks, rob, now I feel bad :) I don't think anyone could win that argument about what the elephant is really painting.

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robatnorcross   11/19/2012 5:40:54 PM
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Hi Ann,

Now the elephant that paints pictures with a brush in it's trunk is going to go hungry.
Even elephants are not immune to being replaced by technology. I could make the argument that the elephant is painting what I'm thinking and I defy anyone to prove me wrong.

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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!

Ann R. Thryft
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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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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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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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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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