Robot Hacks

Our so-called „hacks“ are creative experiments challenging the use and extending the functions  of humanoid robots, often with a playful character and a subtile form of irony.
Robot line-up: Nao, Romeo, Pepper

What is a social robot?

The terminology to describe so called social robots is not consistent across literature but depends on the particular research emphasis. Robots are often described as “socially evocative“, “socially situated“, “sociable”,…

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Selfie with Romeo

Abstract Pictures serve as a memory of situations and experiences that people make. This project places a smartphone in the hands of the humanoid robot Romeo and transfers the act…

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Selfie with Romeo

This project places a smartphone in the hands of the humanoid robot Romeo and transfers the act of taking a picture to a robot. The robot is no longer the…

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Operating conditions

Humanoid robots know different states in terms of remaining battery reserve, the temperature of their joints or the strength of the WIFI signal. These conditions are essential for robot to function properly.This…

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Robotic fitness teacher for children with Lego Mindstorms

This report summarizes a group project work for the course “Basics in Human-Robot Interaction ” by Martin Hammerschmid, Maximilian Lehr, Benjamin Stangl, Constantin Walcher  in the winter semester 2014/2015. It describes…

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An uncanny valley of gestures: Robot Romeo’s Handshake.

Anthropomorphizing the robot ever more by letting it learn a handshake. But an uncanny valley of gestures is opening. The robot’s wrist has utterly different motor functionality opposed to humans.…

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