Below are a list of projects I have worked on or am currently working on (whenever I get some free time!). If you want to get in touch about any of them, please use the Contact Form.

Social Robotics

This is an ongoing personal project. The inspiration came from my post graduate course work, personal learning and first hand experience of managing a chronic illness through to remission.

What is a “Social Robot”?

PillBot – Using a social robot to help me manage my Crohn’s Disease on a daily basis by providing medication reminders, tracking prescription amounts and updating a shared calendar to notify family I’ve taken my medication.

PillBot Appointment Reminder – additional functionality to remind me of, and help me prepare for, doctor and hospital appointments.

Shall We Play A Game? – playing multiple choice question games with a Social Robot using content generated from my own medical treatment for Crohn’s Disease using Custom Object Markers.

Post Appointment – Making use of facial recognition functionality to provide a “Welcome Home”, a little moral support and a “nudge” to keep my calendar and my prescriptions updated.

What is “Medication Adherence”? – I didn’t know that “medication adherence” was a term when I first started this social robotics project. It turned out to be a vast topic with significant implications and few solutions despite four decades and counting of research.

The Cynical Developer Podcast #132 – I was a guest on the Cynical Developer Podcast #132 near the end of 2019 talking about the above project, “AI For Good” and Crohn’s Disease.

Animation, Personality and Social Robots – after reading how several Pixar animators, artists and character designers have worked with social robotics companies I was inspired to learn more about the principles of animation and apply what I learned to creating some new animations with a Vector robot.

Computer Vision

Medication Recognition – coming soon!

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