One of the most interesting stories that I think happened this week was actually tweeted by Konami's official DDR twitter account (@Konami_DDR) Apparently someone's trying to program a robot to be able to play Dance Dance Revolution! In the 9 years we've done the show, I've always wondered if we would ever see the day someone would be able to train a robot/AI to play DDR...and it looks like this guy might be on the right track!
So hit the jump to check out some in-progress videos of this interesting-looking project.
Day one: Simple motor manipulation:
Day one (part two):
DDR Motions with DARwin-OP: (Yes they've constructed a mini hard pad for him... and yes he holds the bar.:P)
DARwin-OP Programmed motions: (Perhaps one day he will learn to freestyle? We shall see!):
If you're interested in following this project, subscribe to YouTube channel RobotDDR!