Wesley Deng

Software/Hardware
Barrak Darweesh

Architecture/Hardware

Mu-Ti Huang

Media/Documentation

Supervised by:

Eris Paulos

Adam Hutz

Vivek Rao

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Currently, grocery shopping consists of two main steps: item picking and checkout. Though deciding what to purchase can be enjoyable, the waiting, scanning, and paying experience in the second half of the shopping process is monotonous and may detriment the entire experience. In this design, we aim to transform the perception of a mundane errand of a checkout counter into a worthwhile experience. Using Google Cloud Vision for identification, we provide the customers with different sensory generative feedback. For the people waiting in line, they hear a mix of music and sound effect generated by the item combination from the current scanner. Besides the audio feedback, the customers will receive receipts with item-based lyrics at the end, along with a sound-collage souvenir. Through the audio and the literal rewards from each purchase, the checkout experience will be less isolated between the scanners and the people waiting in line. [Gallery][Code] [Documentation]

 

Being selected as exemplar project for Fall 2019 Design Emerging Technologies (DET)

Wesley Deng

Software/Hardware
Robert Hoogsteden
Fabrication/Hardware

Jessie Lyu

Media/UI/UX

Tina Taleb

Media/Fabrication

Supervised by:

Eris Paulos

Adam Hutz

Vivek Rao

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Robots are the current climax compounds of burgeoning technology and, without doubt, standing at the center stage of countless industrial errands, scientific research, and artistic design. While continually being anthropomorphized, robotic machines in effect own a distinct physical angle than humans and interpret the world through a unique vision and language processing system. In our design, we encourage people not to take for granted how robots understand the surroundings but engage in an interactive, provocative, and open-ended inquiry concerning the robot’s intelligence. Our robot’s not merely an auxiliary tool, but the dazzling and glittering protagonist. Leveraging on assorted emerging technology, we will guide through our audience a full course of robot’s sensing, interacting, interpreting, and expressing. We wish to propose a thought experiment empowered by concrete installations, through an array of design sophistication, for the audiences and speculators to question, reflect, and contemplate on the contemporary human-robot relationship. [Gallery][Code] [Documentation]

To Be Announced:
Augmented Conversation with Eric Paulos.
Laughter-Archive with Kimiko Ryokai.
Finger Choreography with Kimiko Ryokai.