Designing and 3D printing a basket for Spot was a side project we started as part of our User Experience in Robotics course work. As our main course project we planned to use Spot to interact with children in outdoor activities. In the beginning we had great difficulties ideating any socially engaging activities for the children because Spot can’t speak nor make any kind of sounds – other than the approximate mimicry of a hair dryer.
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Asiantuntemuksen ja kokemusten vaihtoa roboteista ja robottiavusteisesta oppimisesta
Marraskuun lopulla nousimme junaan pohjoisesta ja suuntasimme kohti Tamperetta. Lähdimme matkaan Ammattiopisto Lappian Silta – siirtymät maahanmuuttajien urapoluilla -hankkeen tiimillä, johon kuuluu projektipäällikkö Susanna Kouri, S2-kouluttaja Ellinoora Köpman ja ohjelmoija Irja Palo. Olimme odottaneet matkaa innolla, koska luvassa oli kaksipäiväinen vierailu Tampereen yliopiston RoboStudioon.
A Week in Coworking Spaces
TAU is going through a re-organization of the working spaces in the upcoming years. One proposal is that a significant number of us would abandon the old way of having an office for our personal use only. Instead, we would utilize spaces that would also be used by others simultaneously or when we are not there. A big question regarding this space use strategy is how it will fit our working practices and how much the practices need to change to make things work. To answer these questions, we all need to think really hard to identify all the details that would need to change or try it out and see what happens. I tried officeless life last fall for one week. Below are my notes .
Walking outdoors with TAssU – An extraordinary pilot about the dog robot with GettingBetter Oy and nursing home Viola-Koti
It was the last day of October 2022, when Boston Dynamics robot, Spot alias TAssU, arrived at the outdoor yard of Viola-Koti, a local nursing facility in the city center of Tampere, to prepare seniors for the upcoming winter by initiating inspirational outdoor physical activities in the group setting.
Digital Storytelling on Psychology in Human-Technology Interaction 2022 course
Already for the third time, we had an assignment called Digital Storytelling on the course Psychology in Human-Technology Interaction. On this assignment, students have a possibility to reflect on their learnings on one course topic selected by themselves and make connections between their own life and this specific course learning. Also this year, the stories are just amazing.
Who is the yellow dog? It’s TAssU Spot Robonen!
It was a gloomy, cold Friday in October, yet we had so much energy and excitement within ourselves. Robostudio, in collaboration with AIHub Tampere and Gamification Group of Tampere University, organized a dog agility competition, and it is not an ordinary dog! It's our very own Spot from Boston Dynamics.