We created the manoeuvres using new techniques that streamline the development process. First, an optimisation algorithm transforms high-level descriptions of each manoeuvre into dynamically-feasible reference motions.Then Atlas tracks the motions using a model predictive controller that smoothly blends from one manoeuvre to the next.
Pete Drake’s 1964 country blues hit ‘Forever’ – featuring the sonic stylings of the ‘talk box’ applied to a steel guitar long before Peter Frampton and Joe Walsh made their regular guitars ‘talk’ in the 1970s.
But long before any of that, there was the Sonovox.
A disconcerting flight over the glorious Cornish landscape created with ‘drone-shot images stitched into distorted 360-degree panaromas then brought to life with 2.5D camera projection’ by videographer Parker Paul.
Slow Dance – a most unusual device designed by artist and roboticist Jeff Lieberman for Wonder Machines which uses some kind of imperceptible vibrating witchcraft to make objects placed in contact with its demonic gubbins appear to move in slow motion.
A dancer teaches a series of three robots (in this case, Izzy) how to move. As the robots’ abilities develop from shaky mimicry to composed mastery, a physical dialogue emerges between man and machine – mimicking, balancing, challenging, competing, outmanoeuvring…