Controlling Robots Remotely With AirTurn Pedals
Cory Riback is a clown performer who uses robot puppets to teach children about STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Cory was looking for a way to remotely trigger movements and audio clips for his robots without the use of a handheld device. That's when he discovered AirTurn.
Cory designed his robots to react to a "playlist" of MIDI commands so that each command would trigger a sequence of movements and sound that would correspond to a script as part of his "Fun With STEM" act. He wanted to be able to do this during a live stage act in a way that would make the robots "come alive" on their own, without any obvious control from him.
When Cory learned about AirTurn's line of wireless Bluetooth controllers, he got in touch with the company to come up with a custom set of commands that the 4-pedal BT-105 would send to the robots. Thanks to AirTurn's custom codes option, Cory was able to work with AirTurn's engineers to come up with a solution to make his robots come to life - hands-free.
Click on the image below to go to the WCCB Charlotte article that contains a video of Cory demonstrating his AirTurn-controlled robots on live TV.