A dazzling if quirky outpouring of robot talent transformed the University of Gent into an experimental playground and dating agency for robot-human encounters in the recent 2011 ArtBots festival. Visitors were bemused and perplexed by several cute but certainly not cuddly critters in a lively atmosphere that encouraged playful exploration along with a healthy dose of levity.
If you didn't have the opportunity to join us last December for our Robot Futures evening at the Royal Geographical Society, here is the panel discussion we had with guests Peter McOwen (Queen Mary University), Matt Jones (BERG), Dr Dan O'Hara (Weavrs), Ghislaine Boddington (body/data/space). The discussion was chaired by Olivia Solon (Wired UK).
Posted by designswarm on Thursday, 19 January, 2012 /
As part of Lirec's presence in the upcoming exhibition RobotVille, we're pleased to invite you to join us on December 1st at the Science Museum for an evening of demos & a panel discussions on the nature of robots.
Ghent, Belgium 7-9 October 2011 – SADBot is a robot that loves the summer and long sunny days. He uses the energy from the sun to make drawings. Spectators can influence the activity level and the direction of the pen by changing the amount of sunlight. SADBot goes to sleep when it gets dark.