5) Teaching your Robot to move, smile and speak - Tutorial
Let us pretend that an Alien Ambassador has come to Earth. We don't
know whether the Alien is dangerous or not. We will send Botticelli
to approach the Alien instead of us, because if anything goes wrong
it will be a Robot and not us that will be zapped. We need to teach
Botticelli to move, smile and speak. We will need to figure out how
far to send Botticelli so that it does not collide with the Alien
Ambassador – that might start an intergalactic war!
To see an overview of this tutorial, click here
Botticelli starts, it should seem to be nice and friendly.
To see how to teach
Botticelli to smile, click here.
Next we want our Alien to
go to the “Red Carpet” in front of the Alien. We must be very
careful not to collide with the Alien (might cause an intergalactic
war!!!). To see how to
teach Botticelli to go to the Alien, click here.
Robot reaches the Alien Ambassador, we want Botticelli to say a
polite “Hello”, change its smile to a “waiting patiently” smile, and
wait for a reply. To find
out how to teach Botticelli to speak to the Alien, click here.
Unfortunately we have had a lot of problems with Alien’s
Universal Translators not working properly. Botticelli has waited,
and has not received a reply. So maybe we will have to tell
Botticelli to look disappointed, say a polite “Thank you” and
To find out
how to teach Botticelli to say goodbye, click here.
have to get Botticelli back to safety away from the Alien. He will
look disappointed at not being able to speak with the Alien, and go
backwards towards safety, so he can keep an eye on the Alien to make
sure nothing goes wrong.
To find out how to bring Botticelli back home safely, click here.