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Join us for a special online treat during our world-wide quarantine!
This month the New Zealand Personal Robotics Group (NZPRG) and DPRG, bring you a world-wide event in the spirit of global cooperation. NZPRG member Murray Altheim will share his ongoing “KR01” robot build from his home base in New Zealand.
Saturday, April 11th at 1:00 PM (This is an hour later than most DPRG monthly meetings.)
How to Join:
Meeting ID: https://meet.google.com/snx-isac-zqt/
(backup in case of trouble with computer audio, add a comment to this meetup if you need a phone number for non-US locations)
PIN: 862 716 153#
About the presentation:
The KR01 project was initially inspired by David Anderson’s YouTube video. Murray became a subsumption architecture convert after reading through Rodney Brooks’ papers. He decided to build a Behavior Based System (BBS) in Python.
Murray began the KR01 robot project with these specific goals:
- Learn Python.
- Play with new hardware.
- Investigate low-cost high functionality sensors and see what emergent behaviors could arise on behavior based systems.
- Learn how to build “complete creatures” rather than isolated cognitive simulators as described in the papers below:
1. Rodney A. Brooks, MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory https://people.csail.mit.edu/brooks/papers/how-to-build.pdf
2. Logic-based subsumption architecture, Eyal Amir, Pedrito Maynard-Zhang, Artificial Intelligence, Volume 153, Issues 1–2, March 2004, Pages 167-237 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S000437020300170X
Note: Extra time has been booked for this meeting, in case participants would like to continue chatting after the main presentation. We record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel. By joining the meeting, you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.