Thunder Tuesday

by Gijs

Yesterday was the first official Thunder Tuesday (previously Thunder Thursday) at the HMI group. The general idea is that students, PhD’s and staff members work together on a fun project to be used as a demo for the HMI group.

We started out with the idea of making a Nao┬árobot read a newspaper, gazing at people walking by, and then trying its best to ignore people that note the Nao. Through a brainstorming session that involved Nao drugdealers, and Nao prostitutes, we decided in the end on making a Neo beggar: a Nao trying to get passerby’s to put a coin in a coin box and doing a happy-dance as a result. We didn’t manage to finish it in one evening, but it was fun! Here are some pictures of the process: