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Demola deep avatars simple robots 20130121

  1. 1. DASR DeepAvatars, Rod  Walsh,  TAMK   Social  Robo3cs   Simple rod.walsh@tamk.fi   Demola  Academy  Robots Spring  2013  
  2. 2. VisualInspiration hFp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g-­‐yrjh58ms  
  3. 3. what and whywhat   why  Many  proto  concepts  (e.g.  10)  of  all   We  want  to  build  robots  that  are  kinds  of  robot  buildable  Unity3D   brilliantly  expressive,  but  a  kid’s   pocket  money  could  buy  avatars   Low  number  of  mechanical  parts  &  Tiny,  small,  big  &  huge  robot  buddies   degrees  of  freedom  in  a  robot  means  of  all  kinds   low  cost  They  must  have  few  (e.g.  4)  degrees   Rapid  concep3ng  &  protos  in  3D  of  freedom   gives  insights,  ideas  &  itera3ons  Which  means  few  op3ons  to  bounce,   without  physical  build  problems  spin   Cute  buddy  robots  make  viral  But  they  must  ooze  personality,  fun,   youtube  videos  that  kick  shiny   metal…  expressions,  and  engage  aFen3on  They  should  probably  dance  too  for  youtube  love  
  4. 4. how and whohow   who  (example)  Scrapbook  design  inspira3on  for  low   Client:  Rod  Walsh,  Jaakko  Rohunen,  complexity  human-­‐friendly  robots   (and  more)  from  TAMK  Social  such  as  the  successful  Keepon  and   Robo3cs  project  well-­‐known  Papero   2  or  3  extreme  students:  Go  crazy,  get  visual,  bring  some  new   Visual  concep3ng:  brilliant  and  crazy  and  amazing  ideas  to  the  world   designs,  including  movements  &  Model  in  3D,  rig  and  animate  in   expressions  Unity3D,  add  some  magic   3D  Modelling:  Blender,  Maya,  Experiment  with  Unity3D  4  rigging  &   whatever  cooks  your  noodle  anima3on  techniques   Unity3D:  Import,  rig,  animate,  Show  them  off,  add,  iterate   &everything  that  makes  it  rock  Make  video  or  video  game  stars   More:  kinect  in  –  robot  out;  movie   direc3on,  games  dev,  …  

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