Fachbereich Informatik

Multisensory Robot Long Mouth Pot Tea Art

Master Thesis at group TAMS


Long-mouthed pot tea art is a wonderful work of Chinese tea art. The long-mouthed pot is a unique tea set in China with a long long history. The long-mouthed pot tea performance is a folk culture loved by the masses, a part of the Chinese tea ceremony, and a part of Chinese tea culture. The long-mouthed pot tea art is highly practical and ornamental. Boiling water flows through the long mouth, naturally lowering the temperature, the water will not be too hot, it is most suitable for making tea, especially for making "gaiwan" tea. The long-mouthed pot tea art performance uses body language to express various cultural connotations, which are knowledgeable and thought-provoking. The long-mouthed pot tea art performance created the cultural atmosphere and folk customs atmosphere of the tea house, and enhanced the tea tasters' pleasure. Using robot to performe the long mouth pot tea art is a hard task. A robot is required to pour a liquid from one container to another while preventing it from spilling. Therefore, the robust and accurate perception will play an essential role in this task, especially in estimating the liquid height in the target container. In previous work, we built a large-scale multimodal dataset (Containing video, audio, force/torque and position information collected during human pouring.) with a focus on the perception task for robotic pouring, which contains more than 3000 human pouring sequences. Therefore, making use of the force, motion trajectories and visual data from our multimodal dataset and studying the complementarity and interaction between multiple modalities in robotic pouring would also be an exciting direction of research.