Tag Results for Keepon (9)

  1. RoboBusiness: Keepon dancing robot's place in autism therapy

    Among the attractions at RoboBusiness last week was Keepon, a little yellow puffball robot. I had the opportunity to speak with Marek Michalowski, one of Keepon's developers, about the robot's place in autism therapy and its totally sweet dance moves. Keepon, originally developed by Hideki Kozima, is a "BeatBot." The little robot was made famous by a Wired music video showing it dancing -- and indeed, a lot of Michalowski's work has involved teaching Keepon to respond to musical beats. But believe it or not, Keepon was actually originally developed for autism therapy. It's a relatively …

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  2. Keepon dancing

    Keepon, according to its creators, is: ...designed to interact with children by communicating attention and emotion. It has four degrees of freedom: attention is directed by turning +/-180° and nodding +/-40°, while emotion is expressed by rocking side-to-side +/-25° and bobbing up to 15mm. In addition to his role as a BeatBot, Keepon is used in research on social development and communication. This little guy is capable of reacting to visual stimuli and of totally rocking out. The video below is both a neat demo of Keepon in public and an excellent music video in and of itself.

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