[robotics-worldwide] [news] AutoGraff: Towards artistic collaborative robots

FFL @ Gold ffl at gold.ac.uk
Tue Dec 29 03:54:39 PST 2015


http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/autograff/wp/?p=203

*Towards artistic collaborative robots
*Goldsmiths, December 2015

Our work on robots with artistic skills, capable of collaborating with 
humans, is progressing. This serves also as a framework to study human 
artistic capabilities. After the initial work on AIkon 
(www.aikon-gold.com <http://www.aikon-gold.com>) with Patrick Tresset 
and its focus on portrait sketching and drawing (between 2009 & 2013), 
we are now engaging in graffiti writing and more generally calligraphy, 
with the AutoGraff project together with Daniel Berio: 
www.doc.gold.ac.uk/autograff/ <http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/autograff/>.

Early in 2015 we started integrating and implementing models of the 
dynamics of movements following the works of Prof. Rejean Plamondon 
(Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal), a pioneer of graphonomics. We are in 
touch with him and have initiated a collaboration with his team 
(http://www.polymtl.ca/recherche/rc/en/professeurs/details.php?NoProf=103).

More recently, Daniel and I started to work with Dr. Sylvain Calinon and 
his team at IDIAP in Switzerland (http://calinon.ch/). I gave a talk at 
IDIAP back in September which gives further motivation for the approach 
and how it relates with vision and perception (work involving also 
Prashant Aparajeya): 
http://www.idiap.ch/talk/idiap-speaker-series/past-talks/video/talk-931.html 
. Daniel also spent a few months at IDIAP in the 2nd half of 2015 to 
solidify the collaboration and expand his knowledge in robotics and 
machine learning.

Dr. Calinon is a specialist of machine learning for robots and has had 
an interest in artistic robots for a long time.
Together with the team at IDIAP we just released a pair of videos (using 
the Baxter platform), available from
our main project website (Utube and vimeo): 
http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/autograff/wp/?p=203

Enjoy! and do send comments, feedback.

Best wishes for 2016
FFL+DB+PA

<http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/autograff/wp/?p=203>


-- 
Frederic Fol Leymarie
www.folleymarie.com



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