Title

The pumapaint project: Long term usage trends and the move to three dimensions

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Title

Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

Publication Date

12-1-2005

Abstract

Online since the summer of 1998, the PumaPaint project can be considered an elder statesman of networked robotics. Although never a profound technical achievement to attach a PUMA robot to a network, the extended period of operation permits interesting observations of long-term usage trends, comparison of operation through several generations of user interface and a voluminous body of artwork to consider. This paper will present a discussion of long-term usage trends of the PumaPaint project over six years of operation at two locations. We will present a study of the most interesting artwork produced in the last two years and discuss trends from the perspective of the canvas. We will also present a case study of a recent phenomenon: the appearance of a dedicated and persistent vandal who returned to the site nightly for a period of several months. The second section of the paper will detail our current project: moving the PumaPaint concept to three dimensions. We are continuing the theme of artistic creation, this time allowing web users to model clay. We have partially completed construction on a pair of opposing anthropomorphic hands with force sensing capability and expect to have these operational by spring 2005. This paper will present the "RoboSculpt" concept; detail the design and proposed user interface and present the progress to date. ©2005 IEEE.

Volume

2005

First Page

2779

Last Page

2784

DOI

10.1109/ROBOT.2005.1570534

ISSN

10504729

ISBN

078038914X,9780780389144

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