Madeline Gannon is the Robot Whisperer

You don’t need to be Tony Stark to have a robot assistant anymore.

During a fellowship at Autodesk’s Pier 9 workshop, Madeline Gannon, a Ph.D. candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, combined motion capture technology with a robotic arm to create an interactive system that reads human motions and responds to them accordingly. In the video below, watch a robotic arm observe and follow Gannon, turning and flexing to match her movements like a charmed snake.

Opening Its Eyes
The robot

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