"Making Human-Robot Interaction Enjoyable"

Sounds easy, I wish it was!

Time Lapse Movie On The Assembly Of An InMoov Robot

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Design, Project, Research | 0 comments

We have some excellent french students at the lab right now and they pushed our InMoov project forward. Here is a time lapse movie of the assembly of the robot.

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Create LaTeX tables easily

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Documentation | 0 comments

I am a big fan of this website for creating LaTeX tables. Finally a tool that allows you to design your tables with a WYSIWYG editor.

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Aldebaran and Softbank reveal the Pepper robot

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Research, Technology | 0 comments

Finally the cat is out of the bag. It was clear that once a Japanese IT company buys Aldebaran, that they would develop a new robot, potentially for the Japanese market. After Aibo’s death, there was a big hole in the Japanese market. So here you have it: Pepper

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Sabbatical

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Personal | 0 comments

Today is the start of my six month sabbatical. It will be great to focus on my research.

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LEGO Simpsons TV Episode Brick Like Me

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Culture, LEGO | 0 comments

So finally, after more than twenty years, my two favorite illusions cross again: LEGO and The Simpsons. Of course we already know about The Simpsons house and the Minifigures. But now we are going to have a Simpsons Episode made of LEGO. Well, they go the CG path and not stop animation, but that is fine with me.

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3D Printing Robot in the news

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Press | 0 comments

Eduardo and Tim, who have been working on 3D printing an inMoov robot have been interviewed by Radio New Zealand. They did an excellent job at explaining the project.

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Gigapixel Panorama of the University of Canterbury Central Library

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Design | 0 comments

This is a first attempt of shooting gigapixel panoramas. We decided for the central library since it offers good lighting conditions and there is always something interesting going on. Here is the photo hosted at gigapan:

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