Chaos theory math predits behavior by finding attractors. Chaotic systems are those that are highly sensitive to intial conditions. Build three double pendulums as in the video, attach LEDs, and use the Kinect to capture movement data. From the data, work empirically towards and compare with chaos theory. Attempt to refine pendulum manufacturing technique guided by the data so that all three double pendulums physically behave the same. Attempt to find the initial conditions where the double pendulum draws the longest straight line, which leads to robot arms that paint, weld, draw lines, etc.
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