Kōans 2015

Kōans 2015

2015 Student Presentations

The presentations are now starting, checkout the Koan Google+ page for the Hangouts on Air rooms used:

Presentation schedule

  • Thursday 28 January 2016:
  • Time slotGroup
    9:00 – 9:25 CETGroup 6A
    10:00 – 10:25 CETGroup 11
  • Friday 5 February 2016:
  • Time slotGroup
    9:00 – 9:25 CETGroup 8B
    9:30 – 9:55 CETGroup 7
    11:30 – 11:55 CETGroup 8A
  • Tuesday 9 February 2016:
  • Time slotGroup
    9:00 – 9:25 CETGroup 1
    9:30 – 9:55 CETGroup 3/12
    10:00 – 10:25 CETGroup 5


Timeline

  • 29 October: Kōans published
  • 5 November (midnight CET): Deadline, select a Kōan
  • 10 November (delayed): Student groups published
  • 3 December (midnight CET): Preliminary design report
  • 27 January, 5 and 9 February: Group presentations

Active Kōans

Kōan 1: Soft catch

Kōan 1
  • Description: Pdf
  • Groups:
  • Group 1
    Tutors:Martin F. Stoelen (P), Tapio Tarvainen (S)
    Students:Smruti Amarjyoti
    Norman Nelufule
    Yang Liu
    Ajinkya Bhat
    Marc-Antoine CRUÉ
    Jiang WU

Kōan 3: Take Puppy out for a walk

Kōan 3

Kōan 5: A soft touch

Kōan 5

Kōan 6: Evolution of brain and body

Kōan 6

Kōan 7: Wearable soft robotics

Kōan 7

Kōan 8: “Useful” robot collaboration from local rules

Kōan 8

Kōan 11: Evolving robot explorers

Kōan 11
  • Description: Pdf
  • Groups:
  • Group 11
    Tutors:Jimmy BARAGLIA (P), Tapio Tarvainen (S)
    Students:Robert Duda
    Tanja Kaiser
    Benjamin Schlotter
    Jan Laermann
    Andreas Ganske
    Bohan Liu

Kōan 12: Attractor States as the 
Basis of Symbol Grounding

Kōan 12

Potential Kōans

Kōan 2: From passive to actuated dynamic walking

Kōan 2
  • Description: Pdf
  • Groups: TBA

Kōan 4: Learning how to swim like a fish

Kōan 4
  • Description: Pdf
  • Groups: TBA

Kōan 9: EyebotSim

Kōan 9
  • Description: Pdf
  • Groups: TBA

Kōan 10: Passive walking and hopping on a comet

Kōan 10
  • Description: Pdf
  • Groups: TBA

Kōan 13: Simulation and evolution of an ecological system

Kōan 13
  • Description: Pdf
  • Groups: TBA


Grading

  • Preliminary design report (25%)
    • Repository Wiki* (preferred) or 4 page report
    • Ideas, plans and current progress
    • Graded by your tutor(s)
  • Group presentations (75%)
    • Google Hangouts (typically)
    • Evaluated by a presentation panel
* All groups are encouraged to publish material openly on for example Bitbucket, GitCafé or GitHub.


Cyberbotics Webots

  • Download the Webots simulator
  • Register for 30 day trial of Webots Pro
  • IMPORTANT: Use email registered with ShanghAI Lectures website account (let us know if not)
  • License will be extended until end of semester (participating students/tutors)
  • Useful tutorials here!

Useful Webots examples


Archive

Access to the group project Kōans from previous years: Recordings of the presentations from previous years are available here:

General questions on group projects:


Checkout our Kōan Google+ page: Google+

Wikipedia: “A Kōan (公案) … is a story, dialogue, question, or statement, which is used in Zen-practice to provoke the "great doubt", and test a student's progress in Zen practice.”

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