How a quantum physicist taught a cobot to bounce



When she heard that Moore was each knowledgeable ballet dancer and an astrophysicist with a eager curiosity in robotics, she felt there was an ideal match. “We each thought this might be an incredible alternative to discover these interactions and actions additional,” says the Norwegian designer who first loaned Merritt Moore the company’s personal UR5e robotic after which by way of a UR distributor helped her borrow the bigger UR10e robotic with extra attain.

So how did she do it? Tune in as Dr. Merrit Moore visits our podcast for an insightful and enjoyable dialogue on human-machine studying and what’s subsequent for her and Baryshnibot.
“I used to be hooked,” says Merritt. “On weekends, after rehearsals and in between reveals, I might work with the robotic exploring motion.” Her work caught the curiosity of the brand new ArtLab at Harvard College in Boston that invited her to be one among their first artists-in-residence to discover this analysis additional.
“This was proper earlier than lockdown in Jan-Feb 2020. When the lockdown occurred, I did assume ‘hmm attention-grabbing that I used to be simply working with robots. Who knew {that a} robotic might be my solely potential dance accomplice for a really very long time?’ And right here we’re,” she says.