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Buttons We want to work with the Baxter robot intuitively. That’s the reason we decided to use the buttons on the arms of the robot. These buttons are easy to grab because they are on the same level as you are. The buttons on the arm consist of two push …

Last week and preparing for the Science Fair

The last week before the science fair was mostly tying up lose ends, and finetuning the interaction with baxter. The most important thing was baxter working properly, so we finished the code and the interface so they complete each other. Now baxter is able to assemble the lamp with you, …

End of week run down, plus auxiliary details

Boom, end of week report. So far we have been able to implement the finite state machine (see previous post) and managed to iron out some wonky behavior of baxter. Things are looking good and we are looking to start testing with people ‘off the street’. Meaning we are going …

Week 3 Update, Future

Boom! We’re starting week 3 off with a big ol’ progress report on exactly what we have implemented coming into the third week of working with Baxter and what we are going to get done by the end of the week. Let’s start this whole thing with a youtube video …

Week 2

This week we made some progress with assembling the IKEA lamp, but let me first introduce our team:   This week we did several things. First of all we programmed Baxter to pick flowers with the suction cup and handle it to you. The path of the arm is determined …

Week 1

In this post we will discuss the things we have achieved in the first week of the project. After the troubles Baxter fortunately worked back on the network of the lab. The lamp we want to assemble together with Baxter has many ‘flowers’ mounted on rods radiating from the center of …

SZW congress

In the first week of the project Baxter attended a congress. The topic of this congress was the impact on unemployment of robots taking over the labor market. The transportation of Baxter went smooth but when we tried to boot Baxter up and run some code we would get error messages saying …

An introduction to this blog

Hello world! In this weblog you will be able to follow the progress of our project “Exploring human-robot co-production with Baxter”.  In the previous post you have already met the leader of our group: Baxter the robot.   We will explore the possibilities of using Baxter together with a human …