What all these have in common? They will be my playground for a while …
I will have the chance to play with all of them during this samester!
As far as aibo and mindstorms are concerned, i will use them for the two robotics related courses i have enrolled in. Some possible projects I am thinking of :
- Distributed speech recognition (DSR) : enchance the limited speech recognition capabilities of the aibo by exploiting the wireless link and a speech recognition server.
- Distributed image processing : enchance aibo’s limited machine vision capabilities by exploiting the wireless link and a machine vision server (similarly to DSR)
- robot localization using multiple input modalities : machine vision + audio
- enchanced gesture based interface or multimodal (speech + gesture interfaces)
Wiimote hacks for enchanced HCI, similar to these demos from CMU.
iPhone will be used, to augment my speech & GUI multimodal interface prototype already running on the Zaurus PDA, with the gesture modality.
Finally, i can’t resist from playing with Google’s new Android platform, for porting various apps I have in mind.
Whoa, my hacker alter ego will be definetely be back for good!!!