Thursday, 24 February 2011

Changing Perspectives

My PhD research (on natural reaching in humanoid robots) is going to be presented at a University of Bristol public engagment event in late March featuring live acrobats from Circomedia!

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Here's the blurb:

Come along to a free, interactive exhibition for families. Watch aerial circus performers, learn about how they accomplish their extraordinary feats and discover how your body works with TV presenter Alice Roberts. Take part in body painting and talk to local researchers from the University of Bristol about cutting edge research – in anatomy and physiology, neuroscience, robotics and biomechanics – happening in your city.

More information to follow. Here is the website of the event:

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Falcon Grip Delivery

Here is a shot of the extra Novint Falcon grips I received this morning from the Novint Advanced Products Group.

Spare ball grips for the Novint Falcon

The detachable grip on the Novint Falcon cries out for customisation, but the active electronics in the grip mean the the Falcon (in the background) won't function unless a grip is attached. I'm planning on hacking the electronics from these spare grips so that I can use my falcon with grips that are more specific to my research.

Watch this space!

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Wabi Sabi DJ set

Nothing to do with robots in this post, but last night I DJ'd at this night in Bristol...

and had a great time :-)