In the summer, our laboratory hosted outreach activities in collaboration with The Science House, NC State’s K-12 science education and outreach program.
The students can place reflective markers on their bodies. An avatar whose movement is driven by student body movement will be shown on a display. The overall experience will be similar to virtual car-racing and third-person view video games, but with emphasis on their research features.
With a collaborative robot housed in our lab, we also demonstrated how robots interact with humans through various sensors. The concept of human activity recognition and computer vision are briefly introduced. The students will be able to work together with a robot to perform a simple task.