Meet Madeline, the Robot Tamer

Pier 9 artist-in-residence Madeline Gannon demonstrates her gesture-based software, Quipt, in this captivating short from filmmaker Charlie Nordstrom. Quipt opens up the possibility of safe interaction with industrial robots. Using a wearable device and motion-capture system, Gannon shows how collaboration between humans and automation in a shared space is possible.

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