"Please Touch The Robot" Demo By Joe Romano Under Dr. Katherine Kuchenbecker At IROS 2011

Thursday September 29, 2011

First, check out this video by "Singularity Hub":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMNd-bgyWiI&feature=player_embedded

Starting at 2:23, the video shows the "Please Touch the Robot" demo shaking hands, giving out a business card, and then doing high-fives and a fist-bump. You can see Joe Romano, GRASP PhD student under Dr. Katherine Kuchenbecker, at the front left coaching the participant, since the PR2 we were given to use was mute (no voice).

Also check out this great stream of photos from the Denver Post:
http://photos.denverpost.com/mediacenter/2011/09/photos-conference-on-intelligent-robots-and-systems/

Images 3, 10, and 15 are of the "Please Touch the Robot" demo...They show the PR2 taking a ball, giving out a business card, and calibrating the Kinect with a new user.