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Demola train one train all 20120903
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Demola train one train all 20120903

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Demola Academy Autumn 2012 project

Demola Academy Autumn 2012 project

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  • - A social robot is an autonomous robot that interacts and communicates with humans or other autonomous physical agents by following social behaviors and rules attached to its role. - Autonomous robots are robots that can perform desired tasks in unstructured environments without continuous human guidance. - Being social is bound to humans and their society which defines necessary social values, norms and standards. This results in a cultural dependency of social robots since social values, norms and standards differ between cultures.
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    • 1. AUTUMN 2012 DEMOLA ACADEMY ROD WALSH & KIMMO VÄNNI, TAMK versio date author details n 0.1 28.08.2012 Rod Created & first Walsh draft 0.2 29.08.2012 Rod First version ready Walsh 0.3 03.09.2012 Rod Slightly simplified Walsh© TAMK, 2012. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 1
    • 2. WHAT’S IN THESE SLIDES What is the need, what problem needs solving? What is the project about  What are you expecting from the project (what could be the concrete result)  What tools are the team using (programming languages etc.) What would the ideal team composition be? Picture or embedded video Why would someone take part in the project Background of the company / organization © TAMK, 2012. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 2
    • 3. PROJECT: THE NEEDMuscle injury, poor life style and advancing age require routine physical activity and physiological rehabilitation. For this. A professional physiotherapists provide motivation, instruction, monitoring and feedback with their domain expertise and by being physically present during physio sessions.However, it would be too costly to have the physiotherapist one-on-one sessions every day for every amateur sporting injury, every elderly person and everyone else; even if there were access to enough professionals around the globe.Take-home paper exercise programs, possibly with diaries, provide a low-cost extension to the professional. And kinetic console games can be used to practice an exercise program with a professional before repeating the program self-supervised. However, the lack of physically present instructor removes important monitoring and feedback, and requires significant self discipline to stay motivated.To provide the cost-effectiveness of an avatar without losing many of the benefits of a physically present instructor, we will develop a smart robot that can be trained by a professional for an individual or a residential home group daily instruction.It will spot correct and wrong movements and give corrective and motivational feedback. And keep the physiotherapist up-to-date with the routine and progress. © TAMK, 2012. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 3
    • 4. PROJECT: THE GOALTwo applications:• Repeating 7-day stretching routine (e.g. gentle Yoga) suitable for the elderly at home and in residential care• Injury/strain physiotherapy rehabilitation programEnabled by two systems:• Physio instruction of routines by Avatar and actual robot “at home”• Instructor “teaching” body action routines, measurement & feedback using their own bodyBased on the 2012 Demola Innosummer software…• Bioloid biped robot and Unity 3D “mirror robot” avatar• Messaging/communication code…and a combination of java, c#, javascript and human touch © TAMK, 2012. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 4
    • 5. SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND MOREIdeal team composition to include: Body pose and 3D modeling – a few body models, many poses and movements (blender) Game engine UI, animation, (basic) physics & communication (Unity 3D & C#) Robot and communications software (java, embedded C, RoboPlus GUI) Application & user experience design and testing (inc. instructor/instruction interviews) Possible extensions:  Including face expressions (with body)  Kinetic body input (MS Kinect or openNI & Asus)Demola Academy Social Robotics experience: Most fun and rewarding way to learn (and get credits) Close support and commitment from client (TAMK) Possibly the most exciting application area for now and the future Express your passion for ITC, coding, robots and human interaction © TAMK, 2012. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 5
    • 6. CLIENT: RICTI SOCIAL ROBOTICS @TAMKA SOCIAL ROBOTA social robot is an autonomous robot that interacts and communicates with humans orother autonomous physical agents by following social behaviors and rules attached to itsrole.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_robotSOCIALROBOTICS TEKES RICTI TA M K R D IR&D project at TAMK RDI TEKES is the Finnish Tampere University offunded by TEKES RICTI, to Funding Agency for Applied Sciences (TAMK)build Tampere-region Technology and Research, Developmentecosystem around Social Innovation, which provides and Innovation (RDI)Robotics for SMEs, the majority of the 3M€ 2 projects organization.established industry, year budget for the RICTI Separate, but collaboratinguniversities, and third initiative(Re-establishing with, TAMK teachingsector organizations. the Finnish ICT industry). departments.socialrobotics.tamk.fi/ www.tekes.fi/en www.tamk.fi/cms/tamken.nsf/$all/4391 101EB5FD8A01C225767B0034C8BC © TAMK, 2012. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 6

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