Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tweenbots

This has absolutely nothing to do with Easter, but these little cardboard robots sure are cute.
 

From the Tweenbot site:
I wondered: could a human-like object traverse sidewalks and streets along with us, and in so doing, create a narrative about our relationship to space and our willingness to interact with what we find in it? More importantly, how could our actions be seen within a larger context of human connection that emerges from the complexity of the city itself? To answer these questions, I built robots.
Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal.

1 comment:

  1. This just teaches me that if terrorists want to blow up a public park without being caught or sacrificing their own lives, all they need to do is build a small robot with a smiley face on it and have a flag that tells people its destination. =P

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