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Real Time Robot Dance Party

Carin Meier (Cognitect), Peter Shanley
Location: Festival Pavilion
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)

In this day of age, we usually consider robots to be utilitarian, problem solvers. But there is another use for robots, that is for artistic expression.

In this fun, energetic talk, we will explore way to control multiple robots in real time. Roombas sway to gentle computer generated music, while Spheros balls roll with flashing lights. This robot jam will culminate in spectacular finale when the AR Drones fly in to join the dance.

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Carin Meier

Cognitect

Carin started off as a professional ballet dancer, studied Physics in college, and has been developing software for both the enterprise and entrepreneur ever since. She has a thing for Clojure and can be usually found with a cup of tea in her hand, hacking on her Roomba and AR Parrot Drone.

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Peter Shanley

Peter has a passion for customer-centered product design and organizational change, having worked in both large enterprises and startups to bring new ventures to market. He held intrepreneurial roles at Yahoo! Brickhouse and HP Labs/Snapfish, and he led a strategic pivot at the startup Betable.com.