Robots

2047 Apologue

In May, I spent close to two weeks in Beijing for work. Even though the pictures from that trip may suggest otherwise, there was actually work involved also ;) To be precise, we were doing the first rehearsals for the show “2047 Apologue”, which was to be shown at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (or NCPA) for three evenings in June. So – early June, I went back to Beijing for quite a bit less sightseeing, and quite a bit more work. The show was a concept theater, directed by the famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou, that seeked to investigate the future relationship between people and technology, by combining traditional Chinese performing arts, with state-of-the-art stage technology. And at Verity Studios where I work, we can provide good amounts of the latter ;) Our main competence is doing drone-shows – for instance a large fleet of small drones with lights, flying around in complex patterns – more on this later! In any case, since it’s a bit hard to explain everything in pictures only (luckily I got a few!), I thought this trip was worthy of a slightly longer write-up…
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New job – new city – new country

This week I started a new job at Verity Studios – where I’m going to write software for flying machines used for live entertainment. A very exiting opportunity, which took some thought to get used to though, as it’s in Zürich – about 1200km from Odense, where I’ve spent most of the last 14 years. But – until now at least, everything is going well, although I of course miss a lot of the wonderful people back home. In any case though, my camera is probably going to like the new city with both hills, lake, rivers, old buildings, and alps in the background – but until I get around to getting some pictures up, have a video about what Verity Studios are doing:

My youtube channel

My headline currently talks about “computers, robots and photos”, and while there has already been posts on the first and the latter, robots have been missing. Mostly due to my current job at Newtec not having quite the same opportunities for messing around with robots, as my old job in Robolab at the University of Southern Denmark.
In any case, during my time in Robolab, I created quite a few videos of my projects, which can still be found on my youtube channel. I’ll see if I can get some videos of some more current projects put together also in the coming months, but for now, you’ll have to do with the older videos (which are also quite nice though;).

For example this Denso robot doing real-time vision tracking of a small RC-car: