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Aibo
AIBO (Artificial Intelligence Robot, homonymous with aibō (相棒), "pal" or "partner" in Japanese) is an iconic series of robotic pets designed and manufactured by Sony. - Wiki
Team: Daniel Tran + Joanna Huynh
NAO
Nao (pronounced now) is an autonomous, programmable humanoid robot developed by Aldebaran Robotics. - Wiki
Team: Daniel Tran + Joanna Huynh
Sphero
Sphero is a spherical robot toy designed by Sphero, previously Orbotix. It is a white orb wrapped in polycarbonate plastic, capable of rolling around, and controlled by a smartphone or tablet. - Wiki

Project: robot stylized synchronized movement
Team: Andrew Hieu Dong + Charlie Cheung
Baxter
Baxter is a 3-foot tall (without pedestal; 5'10" – 6'3" with pedestal), two-armed industrial robot with an animated face. - Wiki

Project: Mirror Game
Team: Shreya Chopra + Shelly Sicat
Parrot Bebop Drone
Made from foam, strong plastic and fiberglass, the Parrot Bebop is the safer, gentler quadcopter that you can pilot with the smartphone in your pocket. - CNET

Project: USAR (urban search and rescue) task
Team: Jordan Wallace + Tomas Bystersky
iRobot Create
iRobot Create is a hobbyist robot manufactured by iRobot and based on their Roomba vacuum cleaning platform. - Wiki

Project: robot flock
Team: Christoper Miller + Laura Berry
Pioneer P3-DX
Pioneer P3-DX is a small lightweight two-wheel two-motor differential drive robot ideal for indoor laboratory or classroom use. - mobilerobots.com

Project: Telerobotics / Telepresnce
Team: Andrew Zimmer + Sumeet Patel

Theme Study

Theme Study

Date Student Title
Oct. 5th Cristopher Miller Earth Exploration Robots
Shreya Chopra Robots for Space Exploration
Oct. 7th Tomas Bystersky HRI in UAV and Drones
Andrew Hieu Dong Domestic Robots
Oct. 12th Jordan Wallace Self-driving Cars
Sumeet Patel Toy Robots
Oct. 14th Joanna Huynh State of the Art Robotics in Japan
Charlie Cheung Ethics Aspects of HRI
Oct. 17th Shelly Sicat Feminism and Gender Studies in HRI
Laura Berry Anthropomorphism in HRI
Oct. 19th Daniel Tran Robots in the Art
Andrew Zimmer Cyborg Science

Project

Project

Weekly Meeting Schedule

Time Group Project Hello World Proposal
Monday 11:30 AM Christoper Miller + Laura Berry Roomba: robot flock
Tuesday 11:00 AM Andrew Zimmer + Sumeet Patel Pioneer: telerobotics / telepresence
11:30 AM Jordan Wallace + Tomas Bystersky Drone: USAR (urban search and rescue) task
Wednesday 10:30 AM Shreya Chopra + Shelly Sicat Baxter-based Mirror Game
11:00 AM Andrew Hieu Dong + Charlie Cheung Sphero: robot stylized synchronized movement
11:30 AM Daniel Tran + Joanna Huyhn AIBO + NAO

Weekly Meeting Goal

Week of Oct. 3rd
Finalize the design of the "hello world" demo
Week of Oct. 10th
Discuss the minimum scope of the the project delivery
Week of Oct. 17th
Discuss the progress of the "hello world" implementation and technical issues
Week of Oct. 24th
Show the "hello world" demo at anytime during the week
Week of Oct. 31st
Discuss the project proposal & Lo-Fi prototype
Week of Nov. 7th
(Optional) open discussion
Week of Nov. 14th
Plan the final project implementation
Weeks between Nov. 21st and Nov. Dec. 9th
Please show Nico some progress each week

Final Project Presentation & Demo Schedule

Presentation Date Group Project Demo Time
Monday, Dec. 5th Jordan Wallace + Tomas Bystersky Drone: USAR (urban search and rescue) task Wednesday, Dec. 14th 6:00 PM
Andrew Hieu Dong + Charlie Cheung Sphero: robot stylized synchronized movement Tuesday, Dec. 13th 11:00 AM
Wednesday, Dec. 7th Shreya Chopra + Shelly Sicat Baxter-based Mirror Game Thursday, Dec. 15th 1:00 PM
Daniel Tran + Joanna Huyhn AIBO + NAO Thursday, Dec. 15th 2:30 PM
Friday, Dec. 9th Christoper Miller + Laura Berry Roomba: robot flock Thursday, Dec. 15th 1:30 PM
Andrew Zimmer + Sumeet Patel Pioneer: telerobotics / telepresence Tuesday, Dec. 13th 11:30 AM

Project Description

Roomba: robot flock

Design a telerobotics interface that would allow a remote operator to control a group of Roombas as a flock, allowing them to perform physical actions that requires cooperation and coordination, for example carrying an oversized and overweight object together.

Team: Christoper Miller + Laura Berry
Pioneer: Telerobotics / Telepresnce

Design a remote telerobotics interface to the Pioneer. The Pioneer can carry a 360 camera (example), and the remote interface can be based on a VR headset (both will be provided to the project group) in order to enhance the situational awareness of the remote operator and immerse her in the remote interaction task. The project can include an element where the locomotion capability of the robot is used to remotely solve physical puzzles from distance (e.g., locating objects, following instructions placed in the remote space, remotely hacking into distant computer using NFC, etc).

Team: Andrew Zimmer + Sumeet Patel
Sphero: robot stylized synchronized movement

Design a telerobotics interface that would allow a remote operator to create a stylized/artistic movement pattern for a remote group of Spheros, using sketch based interaction. For example, the remote movement can be an aesthetic pattern, a dynamic artistic flow, or a dance.

Team: Andrew Hieu Dong + Charlie Cheung
Baxter-based Mirror Game

Design an interface that would allow Baxter to play the Improv Mirror Game. In the mirror game one player mimics the actions performed by the other player (example and another example). The mirror game has applications in improve drama, but also in rehabilitation medicine where it can encourage clients to perform a set of physical actions. The Baxter mirror game will either allow a user to lead Baxter on a set of upper-torso actions, or allow Baxter to perform a set of upper-torso actions leading human players. Baxter mirror game has HRI research potential, exploring HRI research questions on authority and leadership in the Baxter-leading condition.

Team: Shreya Chopra + Shelly Sicat
Drone: USAR (urban search and rescue) task

Design an interface that would allow flying the drone above an area while marking, designating, and visually logging areas of interest in the drone video-feed. Note: the drone group will have direct access to the Bebop drone during the design, but actual flights will be limited, and done on campus on prescribed times and locations due to safety and other concerns.

Team: Jordan Wallace + Tomas Bystersky

Lo-Fi Presentation Photos

Final Demo Photos

Timeline

Timeline

Phase 1: proposal and low fidelity prototype presentation; robotic “Hello World” exercise

Sep. 28th (Wed)
Lab opening session at 11 am (MS139)
Weekly meeting time preferences email to Nico before the end of the day
Sep. 30th (Fri)
Email project preferences to Ehud and Nico
Oct. 3rd (Mon)
Project robotic platform and topic assignment
Project weekly meetings kickoff on the week of Oct. 3rd
Oct. 27th (Thu)
Final dealine of robotic “Hello World” exercise
Demo to Nico during one of your Oct. weekly meetings before the deadline
Nov. 4th (Fri)
Project proposal writeup deadline (Download proposal template)
Nov. 7th ~ 9th
Low fidelity prototype presentations

Phase 2: Final implementation

Dec. 2nd (Fri)
Final project writeup submission
Dec. 5th ~ 9th
Project presentations (in class)
Dec. 12th ~ 16th
Project demonstrations (in lab)

About

About

Course: CPSC 584: Human-Robot Interaction
Lecture Sections: L01, MWF 12:00-12:50, ST 125
Office Hours: By Appointment
Course Website: D2L
Computer Science Department Office, ICT 602, 220-6015, cpsc@cpsc.ucalgary.ca
Prerequisites: CPSC 481 and Consent of the Department
Course Outline: Download
Final Project Handout: Download
Professor: Ehud Sharlin, MS 680G, 210-9404
ehud AT ucalgary.ca
TA: Nico Li
li26 AT ucalgary.ca

Log

Sep. 13th, 2016: initial uploading (home, robots, students, and about)
Sep. 14th, 2016: adding responsive behaviors and bug fixing
Sep. 21st, 2016: adding the theme study table; replacing the menu with a dropdown list on small screens
Sep. 26th, 2016: replacing the students page with the project page
Sep. 27th, 2016: adding the weekly project meeting schedule
Oct. 3rd, 2016: updating information regarding project assignment
Nov. 14th, 2016: adding lo-fi presentation photos
Dec. 17th, 2016: adding final demo photos and wrapping up

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