Tag Results for TePRA (3)

  1. IEEE TePRA 2009 calls for papers on robotics

    Last year I attended the first annual IEEE Technologies for Practical Robotic Applications conference in Massachusetts. The papers and presentations ran the gamut from robotic musical installations to an overview of the startup process from a robotics company founder. The call for papers for the 2009 conference is now out. TePRA is aimed at catalyzing the development of enabling technologies and encouraging their adoption by robot designers. With an emphasis on practical applications and industrial participation, TePRA provides researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and robotics professionals a well-balanced platform …

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  2. TePRA: robots play the Ballet Mecanique

    In 1924 George Antheil, a "bad boy" of music, composed a piece of music called the Ballet Mecanique which, due to the complex synchronization between player pianos that it required, Antheil never heard performed as composed during his lifetime. Robotic technology has enabled music technologist Paul Lehrman to complete the Ballet and allow it to be performed as originally written. Lehrman is a professor at Tufts University where he teaches a course called Electronic Musical Instrument Design. It's a combination of music and engineering where students work on projects like musical shoes and MIDI ties. …

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  3. IEEE conference: Technologies for Practical Robotics Applications

    I'm currently at the inaugural IEEE TePRA conference in Woburn, Mass. The TePRA conference allows researchers to present on the technologies they've developed that are enabling low-cost practical robots to be commercialized. The technical program covers vision systems, manipulators, multi-robot applications, navigation and control, and more. Check back for reports on the cool stuff being shown (I just heard something about a robotic musical installation...)…

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