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Feldenkrais Robot

Robot that learns to move gracefully through awareness
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This small monkey like robot, unlike Asimo, gets Feldenkrais lessons which teach it to move gracefully, and without fear, to become highly flexible and fast, it can jump, roll and hang on to things, ride a bike and even drive a car.

It learns to do so by gentle trial and error, through these lessons of "Awareness Through Movement"

Adaptive learning is a known AI concept with endless implementations. Positive feedback is part of the adaptive learning process.

Of course the motors will not be one or two but rather many small motors all controlled via an array of sensors, affecting each other and notifying the control center. Perhaps a "Neural Network" device, a MAS (Multi-Agent System) or just a (currently) conventional computer running "parallel" control software.

The robot will be programmed either to receive a set of commands (there is only a restricted amount of information given in these sessions), which would be developed by Feldenkrais practitioners and "translated" into instructions, i.e. via some Laban Symbol input system, or better yet, will simply use audio to text, and translate the instructions into it's own "trial and error" sessions, resulting with a robot that can jump, run, roll and tiptoe.

If you ever had a Feldenkrais "lesson", (or gave one) you know that this method works by either giving general instructions or by gently moving the practicing person's body, while receiving constant feedback, alerted to what they should expect, called to awareness of what they feel, and cautioned to be careful not to harm themselves, by observing and attending to the body's warnings, received as pain, pressure or other bodily sensations.

The robot will emulate these through the sensor array, and respond with similar actions through its array of motors or artificial muscles (see link).

pashute, Jul 26 2014

The current stage https://www.youtube...watch?v=S5AnWzjHtWA
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I envision the robot's "trial and error" while being instructed, similar to this https://www.youtube...watch?v=r5nA5sMSUGU
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Artificial muscle http://www.livescie...-human-muscles.html
[pashute, Jul 26 2014]

Foot and foot fingers sample fdk lesson https://www.youtube...watch?v=_496wll4bpk
[pashute, Jul 26 2014]

Cameron doing ballet https://www.youtube...watch?v=joehK-w2bCc
[not_morrison_rm, Jul 26 2014]


       You should develop this into an idea.   

       How does it learn? How do you adapt Feldenkrais lessons for a robot? How does it monitor its own gracefulness?   

       [-] unless you can make this make more sense.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 26 2014

       Took you up on it. Also posted a link to the Feldenkrais method. Would you possibly change your mind?   

       It makes sense because of the many sensors, and the many motors (I would use "artificial muscle") see link
pashute, Jul 26 2014

       Well, in TTSCC, Cameron is not too bad at ballet.   

       <cuts to far-away planet where robot civilisation is attempting to make thinking biological organism...Robot A says "Damn, hit my thumb again"...   

       as it is above, so it is below>
not_morrison_rm, Jul 26 2014

       Well, probably yes, but about 10,000 generations ago..
not_morrison_rm, Jul 27 2014

       But how did Cameron learn that? This is a practical program to create these kinds of robots.
pashute, Jul 27 2014

       maxwell, did you see the changes?
pashute, Aug 01 2014

       //But how did Cameron learn that?   

       Like I said, best is to use SETI to broadcast a map of the brain's neurones.   

       Then hopefully some Mark II robot nerds, who still live in MKI's basement, pick up the transmission and reciprocate.   

       Problem solved.
not_morrison_rm, Aug 01 2014

       I keep reading this as Frankenstein Robot.
xenzag, Aug 01 2014


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