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robotics

    Sonice_Rising_Colorspace_13 copy

25/07/2014 / Arduino

Created by Sonice Development (Julian Adenauer and Michael Haas), Rising Colorspace is a new installation by the duo for “Metropol Park“ at Köllnischer Park 6-7 in Berlin. It is the third 'systemic robot' installation of their colorspace series. Installation is ...
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16/06/2014 / Environment, Objects

Developed at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Minibuilders is a research project comprised of a family of small-scale construction robots capable of constructing objects far larger than the robot itself. Each of the robots is designed to perform ...
    make_longer_cables_04 copy

27/05/2014 / Arduino

Created during a one-week introductory workshop to mechatronics, Make longer Cables is a short film by Philipp Schmitt, Stephan Bogner and Louis Fischediek that includes a custom made five-axis robotic arm trying to escape monotony by committing suicide. Half-way into the workshop they ...
    Fari-AndreasGysin_05 copy

27/05/2014 / Processing

Created by Andreas Gysin in collaboration with Sidi Vanetti, Fari is a kinetic installation created with an array of moving light heads. The array is displayed in a geometric configuration, a circle and programmed as a choreography. The light shutter is opened with parsimony as the focus is ...
    Squarepusher-Still-6-copy

17/04/2014 / Arduino, MaxMSP

Some seven months ago Squarepusher and WARP records released a video titled Z-Machines, comprised of hand built robots showcasing the stupendous chops of the robot guitarist, drummer and keyboard player. The video and installation was created in collaboration by the roboticist’s ...
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07/11/2013 / Arduino, Paper Js

Created by Matthias Dörfelt, Mechanical Parts is a series of graphic connectors created by Robo Faber, an autonomous drawing robot determined to reproduce. The robot continuously creates drawings generated using a preset system Matthias developed for Weird Faces and the I Follow flip books. ...
    captives-by-quayola-MU_14 copy

25/10/2013 / Featured, vvvv

Captives is an ongoing series of digital and physical sculptures by Quayola and a contemporary homage to Michelangelo’s unfinished series “Prigioni” (1513-1534) and his technique of “non-finito”. The project explores tensions and equilibrium between form and matter, man-made objects of ...
    Minimaforms_pettingzoo_04 copy

10/10/2013 / Arduino, Processing

Created by London based experimental architecture and design studio Minimaforms, this project is speculative life-like robotic environment that raises questions of how future environments could actively enable new forms of communication with the everyday. The artificial intelligent creatures have been ...
    09_More_Test_Drawings copy

20/09/2013 / vvvv

On September 26th the Vienna Tourist Board will be hosting an event where Alex Kiessling is creating artworks not only in Vienna, but simultaneously in Berlin, at Breitscheidplatz, and London, at Trafalgar Square. With the help from Strukt Design Studio, Alex is using ...
    void_03 copy

27/08/2013 / Environment, Objects

Ever since Jürg Lehni's printer mechanic sculptures artists have been inspired to build own mechanical drawing bots. Hektor (with Uli Franke), followed by Rita, Viktor have not only been vertical representations of mechanical drawings devices such as traditional plotters but they have utilised ...
    3dprinting_vector_07 copy

23/07/2013 / c++, Objects

Created by Brian Harms, the aim of this project is to blur the line between processes of design and fabrication by increasing the fluidity of the fabrication process through coordinated material and robotic processes. Thanks to gelatinous medium and the process injecting and ...
    no-support copy

03/06/2013 / Objects, Other

MATAERIAL is the result of the collaborative research between Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Joris Laarman Studio. The project is a new method of additive manufacturing that allows for creating 3D ...
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02/05/2013 / Arduino, Objects

Created by Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler and Carolin Liebl, Vincent & Emily are two self-willed robots who are in a bizarre conflict between each other and their surroundings. The robots are designed to explore solitude of a partner relationship and their impulses. Mimicking humans, using sounds and ...
    bnjmn_photos_06 copy

15/04/2013 / Arduino

Created by Danilo Wanner & Travis Purrington, two students of Master Studies in Iconic Research at the Basel Academy of Art and Design (HGK), BNJMN (pronounced Benjamin) is a "mobile sensory image production mechanism". His sole purpose is to create original ...
    MakrShakr_Day01_LW15 copy

09/04/2013 / Other

Created as a collaboration between MIT Sensible Lab, Pentagram and SuperUber, Makr Shakr is a robotic bar, capable of preparing approximately one googol (equal to 10 power 100) crowd-sourced drink combinations. The project was developed with the endorsement of “World Expo Milano 2015 – Energy for ...
    eye_robot_02 copy

11/02/2013 / c++, Other

Kruysman-Proto explore the complexities and opportunities in collaborative robotics. Working with students at the The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and using custom built software developed by Kruysman-Proto,  the latest work titled Eye,Robot focusses on the intersection of computation, robotic ...
    senseless_drawing_bot_2_02 copy

31/01/2013 / Arduino, Featured

Senseless Drawing Bot #2 is the new version of it's predecesor, version #1 created by Takahiro Yamaguchi and So Kanno. As with the version #1, the machine is built around the similar concept - to produce highly unpredictable results using the inertia ...
    missing_install_02 copy

29/11/2012 / openFrameworks, Sound

Created along with the english indie band The xx, Matt Mets, Aramique Krauthamer and Kyle McDonald created an exhibit that incorporates the band’s music into a room full of stepper motor controlled speakers that pivot to follow listeners as they ...
    pinokio_animatronic_lamp_04 copy
Created by Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror and Joss Doggett, Animatronic Lamp is an exploration into the expressive and behavioural potentials of robotic computing. Using Processing, Arduino, and OpenCV, the Lamp is given an ability to be aware of its environment, ...
    StoneSpray 17 copy

09/08/2012 / Android, Processing

Created by Petr Novikov, Inder Shergill and Anna Kulik, Stone Spray is a construction method which uses soil as the base material and a liquid binder to solidify the soil granules. The device uses an Arduino UNO, Processing application and a custom built ...
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11/07/2012 / News

There has been no shortage of interest in unmanned aerial vehicles over the past few years. While the legalities of unchecked extrajudicial assassinations is probably not the primary concern of CAN readers, the creative (and critical) potential of semi-autonomous robots is. ...
    Synchronous Dissections 05 copy

28/05/2012 / Other, Scripts

Video below is the result of a workshop held last week at SCI-Arc teaching students about synchronous robotics. We already covered SCI-Arc robotics here, but the results this time are bullet time light drawings which instead of being constrained to ...
    Peter A Vikar 02 copy

13/05/2012 / Objects, Other, Scripts

Approxymotion and MisPortraits are two projects by Peter A Vikar currently an ESTm post-graduate studies at Sci-Arc, Los Angeles, designing material interactions with six-axis robot arms. Approxymotion is research project focusing on motion based forming while MisPortraits looks at the levels of accidentally with 6 axis robots doing ...
    plastic5 copy

24/04/2012 / Featured, Objects, Other

Created by Brandon Kruysman and Jonathan Proto, Hot Networks explores the complexities and opportunities in collaborative robotics.  Using custom built software called esperant.O developed by Kruysman-Proto, Hot Networks is a collaboration of five industrial robot arms, with different tools and tasks, operating as ...
    valseautomatique04 copy

03/02/2012 / Other, Processing

Valse Automatique is a design performance made to illustrate the symbiosis between humans and technology by translating music to form over the use of a kuka industrial robot. Invited to the project by Hermann Weizenegger - Stephan Thiel was responsible for designing ...
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07/01/2012 / Arduino, Objects

[Photo: S.T. Heizmann] What looks like a time-lapse recording of bioluminescent critters roaming the deep sea floor is in fact a swarm of 9 autonomous UV light emitting robots inhabiting a 1 x 2 meter phosphorescent surface. Created by Mey Lean Kronemann, ...
    VERSUS12 copy

02/12/2011 / c++, Objects

Versus is the latest installation David Letellier, combining the robot mechanics with David's long time area of exploration - kinetic sound installations, beautifully made. Previously collaborated with Lab[au] on Tessel (see detailed post on CAN), Versus consisting of two kinetic sculptures placed face to face ...
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02/02/2011 / Objects

Robo-Rainbow is one of Akay's also known as Karl Adam Warrol, “Instruments of Mass Destructions”, a.k.a. “complicated technical solutions to aide in simple acts of vandalism”. Battery powered Arudino board controlling servos which apply pressure to the spray can nozzles together ...
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23/12/2010 / Objects, Processing

"Variations on Pi" is a limited edition of 50 unique light paintings created by Nils Völker. Each one of these paintings is based on a different range of consecutive decimal places of the number pi (3,14159... the mathematical constant which ...
    closeAbe

17/12/2010 / MaxMSP, Processing

For the past four years Harvey Moon has been building a Drawing Machine, a mechanical robot that takes commands from a computer in order to draw onto the wall. Many (here and here) have done a similar device in the past, what ...
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