Archive: Feb 2016

Robo-makers: Deep Learning Robot Demo – ROS and Robotic Software

Monday 22nd February 2016 7.00pmmakespace

16 Mill Lane
Cambridge, UK

I’m giving an open talk on the Deep Learning Robot, ROS and robotics software in general. Suitable, hopefully, for makers and those just curious about robotics.

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UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who came. Here are the slides:


A Deep Learning Robot that recognises objects

Saturday night at home. The Deep Learning Robot “DalĂ­” now trundles round the house identifying objects and saying their names, with variable success. In the video you can hear it identify correctly “cradle”, “studio couch”, “lampshade” and “home theatre” (it’s an American neural network). However there’s a surreal moment when it sees a non-existent “grand piano”.

The object recognition is with Caffe as described previously, with a few new ROS nodes to do the speech. More details as soon as I have a proper fix for the Bluetooth Speaker pairing issue.