We were recently invited to discuss the future of autonomous robot companions and demonstrate the possibilities at TEDx, an independently organized TED event in NYC’s Silicon Alley. Public speaking is fine by us, but this would be Falkor’s stage debut!
Like any performance, our star required a rehearsal. We held ours in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park with our leading lady, Sophie. Check out the movie below:
We thought the TEDx audience would be as excited as we were to see the future in action. We spoke about the roles of intelligent robots and the untapped potential for creative and recreational freedom.
Then it was time for these thoughts to take flight. Here are some pics:
Watching the robot follow the leader, we shared in the enthusiasm of the audience. A big thank you to TEDx for putting on an enlightening evening, our leading lady and, of course our robot friend.
If you’re technically inclined, you can run the autonomous tracker we demonstrated at TEDx yourself! Get the software here: https://github.com/FalkorSystems/falkor_ardrone
We’ll post a video of the talk when we have it-in the meantime, enjoy this brief video discussion about man’s new best friend with Waywire: