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UI students program robots to dance

UI students program robots to dance

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As a final project for a class at the University of Iowa, students were challenged to create dancing robots.

The final was for a class called "Dancing Robots" that was taught through the Departments of Computer Science and Dance in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The fall course challenged eight students to come up with a dance for the robots, and program them to perform it; seven of the students were undergraduate dance, computer science and electrical engineering majors and one was a performing arts graduate student.

The units are NAO H25 robots named Amanda, Christopher, Denise and Alberto; they were developed by Aldebaran Robotics to be used for STEM research and education.

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