Chris, Dr Steve Man, Google discussed on Untangle
I've been encouraged to turn the microphone inwards and into one of the best technologists, I know who's been working for the past decade twos. Technology to help understand the workings of the mind, the brain and the body. He's my co-founder at muse, Chris, Amy and welcome Chris. Awesome. Can't wait to do. This. Chris prolific electrical engineer who trained Dr Steve man, Steve is widely known as the father of wearable computing together. Chris and Steve critic glasses with cameras and screens and wore them in the early nineties before Google glass was ever thought they've invented water-based musical instruments. He's when prizes for energy producing yoyos and Chris went onto found interacts on. And build what's probably the most consumer -cially successful brain computer, interface device out there. His also a deep thinker changing how we think about the brain and body during meditation and he's a new invention. He's gonna share today at the end of the episode. It's an honor to have him as a friend and partner in crime and to be able to spend time inside his head. You've created all sorts of amazing things in your lifetime. Some which I've had the luck to be a part of let's go back into your history. Can you start by describing some of your early inventions? It wasn't really until mid to late high school that has started making things. Made this video camera system where there was like. Skateboard wheels and built a track. So it could do these smooth panning video shots to analyze people's walking the gate analysis that was required for different kinds of therapy and research, and so I had someone asked me to do that this similar time. I made a system for doing strength testing based upon some old technology that was sort of got re revitalized with some new ideas and new tech. I remember building skateboard what ramps that was amazing. I can ride it. You know? So I remember some of your cool probably in your early robotics. We met in our early twenties. But in your early twenties, I remember you made a robot that could paint crawl up the wall and paint this way up and down. I think one reason why created that is I had had so many bizarre bits of machinery electronics old computers in my garage, my parent's garage at the time. And bro in Scarborough. And I had a friend who had decided to open up a temporary art gallery, and she's like could you make something cool and technological? But you know, can you make a piece of art that would come in here? And just like sure what what can I do that I can make use of all this junk and also had a whimsical nature to it. So it was I think it was the first totally useless thing ever made. Maybe it maybe it broke the ice in a lot of you know, crazy new stuff. It was like, it was totally useless. It used the printer from Commodore sixty four I think I took my rollerblades apart. And I bought windshield. Wiper Motors, a used computer mice as optical encoders. Bizarre stuff. But then I made this gangly kind of robotic arm that would hold a paintbrush and satisfying throw up against the wall. It would reach backwards and dip rush until bucket of paint. And then it would like stick it on this giant canvas. And then it start to move it around. My father was happy that it took his all propane tank away. I think it use it as a counterweight told us the right amount of water should mention this thing was like eight or nine feet high because it would go all the way up the wall. It was probably it was like it was eight feet high and probably twelve it was really big and it us four computers. So I think yeah us every. Last bit of junk, but I had kicking around, but it painted some really amazing stuff and had a camera that would continuously observe whatever was happening in the in the gallery in whoever came in just essentially paint. What it saw it painted, really slowly? So it was really hard to make sense of anything that painted. But yeah, the robot painters silly. See that to work with Steve man and really create some of the early Google glass type form factors time. Steve is calling it. I tap. Can you talk a little bit about that experience? Yeah..