Weekly Recap - Projects with our beloved robots and more
Cool projects from around the world
This week’s recap captures interesting and unique projects with the Anki Vector and Petoi Bittle robots. If you worked on or read an interesting project, please post in the comments below.
Designing new animations on Vector
The creator of Wirepod now has another cool project with the Anki Vector robot called Vlight, in which he designs a native animations for Vector with the help of Maya from Autodesk. Prior to his design, the main way to create custom animations for Vector was to mix and match existing animations with the Vector SDK (See our previous post for a tutorial on this). While this was a cool approach to try mixing animations, one couldn’t build a new animation from scratch and explore it on Vector.
Vlight shows Vector with a new animation in which the robot responds to the command of turning light off/on. Vector directs the operation via a custom intent with Wirepod, and then animates with making its eyes big, bright, and white once the lights have turned OFF. The video is ve…