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Meditate NY|RAT RACE

An interactive meditation-powered robot race  

YOU CONTROL YOUR ROBOT WITH YOUR MIND,

THE CALMER YOU ARE,

THE FASTER YOUR ROBOT

Tools:  A small robot (ozobot), Neurosky headset (mindwave), mobile phone, Beam Projector, 

           Arduino with servo motor (to touch the phone), Processing, MadMapper 

PROJECT MISSION

​Embracing the irony between meditation and that of a rat race, which is New York, I created an interactive meditation-powered robot race for New Yorkers (particularly NYU Students). The first objective was to show the analogy between peace of mind and winning a race; the utility of mindfulness in modern day society. In demonstrating the importance of having peace of mind, I hope that mindfulness produces more empathetic people who will contribute to creating a more considerate community. 

The prototype was finished and shown at the 2016 NYU ITP Winter showcase and created in collaboration with fellow ITP colleague, Mithru Vigneshwara.

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