U & I Robotic Dance Examples

We are very happy to show you the first results from our testing phase in late April / early May 2020. Three boys from Germany, Jasper and Manuel (Hamburg) and Florentin (Bonn) handed in great results. They were all helped a bit by their fathers πŸ™‚
All of them were very brave to take on the challenge. And we are very happy that they gave us the permission to share their results with all of you. This way you can learn a lot from the “mistakes” they made.

Beacuse there is always possibilities for improvement. So with every video you will find remarks about what we liked about the programming. And some ideas how it could be even more impressive. So with every new video also we as the organizers learn a lot and keep and improving the concept with every video we receive.
Thaaaaaaaank you !!!

IMPORTANT: please don’t forget to download the music and let it play in the background when your robot dances !

Manuel from Hamburg – “160 Seconds”

This is a really great example of funny movements and very precise turns πŸ™‚
Manuel already worked with the final “160 Seconds Challenge” in the German description. We especially like the movements of the eyebrows of the robot and the very precise turns.

  1. since the robot has arms we would have been very happy if Maunel would have used them as well
  2. standing right in front of the camera the wonderful eyebrows could have been used again. It would have been much funnier at this moment right in front of the camera than in the beginning at the back
  3. It would have been great if the music could be heard on the background. But the idea with the ticking of the clock was a good alternative πŸ™‚

U & I Robot Dance Challenge

The following videos show movements from the more advanced Robotic Dance challenge “U and I Corona Version“. Here, the movements are not based on perfect seconds, but require 1/2 seconds.

Jasper (Hamburg) and Florentin (Bonn) built the robots themselves. Each of them worked for about 4 hours to finish the programming. Both had a little help from their fathers. This way the Robotic Dance Challenge turned into a fun family weekend event.
Because they ran into similar problems and challenges we were able to improve the first concept a lot and get rid of some unecessarily complicated details.

Jasper – Hamburg – Lego Mindstorm

You will enjoy this video! Jasper has a great solution for lifting the antennas/arms and does a wonderful job with bringing the left wheel around, and then the right one. πŸ™‚
Unfortunately he also did not succeed to move the robot stright towrads the camera in the end.
We know that the turns to the right and left are really difficult, because the robots don’t stop super precisely. So here is a little trick for all fo you: if your robot is pointing in the wrong direction after the fast truns you are allowed to pick him up for 1 second to help him to face the camera. πŸ™‚

Don’t carry him to the camery, just correct the direction !

Jasper from Hamburg, 12 years old – Mindstorm / Great dance-moves with the wheels !

Florentin (Bonn) – Lego NXT Bot – “U & I challenge”

Florentin from Bonn worked parallel to his father Marian. They build two different bots: Florentins has a “flower petal” on top and Marian’s has traditional arms. The unicolor grey carpet is a perfect background because this way the viewer really focusses on the robot. πŸ™‚

Florentin, Bonn, Germany NXT Bot

In this video the camera is perfectly placed because it is at eye-level of the robot’s eye. Unfortunately he also doesn’t manage to drive exactly to the camera.

Marians bot πŸ™‚

We are looking forward to receive more of your videos. Please send it to robotic-dance@kreissig.net πŸ™‚
We hope you will enjoy to coding your robot πŸ™‚

How it all began

In 1990 TeeKay choreographed a very acrobatic ballet called “600 Seconds”. The music was composed by Christian Schaaf and the two dancers, Sonia Santiago and Matthias Warncke acted in a machine like way.

Sonia shows the Pacman movement.

Here you see them with their amazing body movement. Click here if you want to know more about the background.

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