“Working with Falkor’s robot pet during the dance film shoot opened our eyes to the possibilities this technology holds,” said Kyla Barkin. “A robot that flies autonomously is a perfect vessel for the expansion of our ideas and our ability to achieve our evolving artistic vision.”
We’ve been talking about the future, but now it’s time to see it: Our presentation and demonstration from TEDxSiliconAlley is now on-line. Take a few minutes to learn about Falkor System’s vision for flying robots and watch as our pet drone Ary autonomously dances with Sophia. It’s showtime!
Thanks again to everyone at TEDxSiliconAlley that gave us this opportunity to share Falkor Systems with the world.
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:
We are sponsors of the Flying Robots NYC Meetup, which held its inaugural competition this past Saturday. Unfortunately not very many people took part in the competition, but a good group of flying robot enthusiasts were in attendance, and we showed off recent improvements to the AR.Drone pet robot demonstration that debuted at Maker Faire about a month ago.
At Maker Faire we joined Chris Anderson from 3DRobotics for his “Drones!” talk and demonstrated a Parrot AR.Drone employing computer vision techniques to track a volunteer from the audience.