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Hypergesture – Work In Progress Report

April 28, 2020 | | One Comment

Hypergesture is a kinetic sculpture exploring gestures of light and sound through robotics. I have chosen a mechanism originally from surgical robotics that constrains end effector movement to along the surface of a sphere. This mechanism only has two degrees … Read More

Solar Powered Robotics: Resource Constrained Interactivity

October 29, 2018 |

Since their introduction in the last 60 years, solar panels represented not only an opportunity to use renewable resources for general utility, but also a powerful tool to feed solar powered robots and artworks. Thanks to a direct conversion from … Read More

@heyhexx – work in progress show

July 2, 2018 |

 @heyhexx is an interactive social media responsive robot puppet theatre installation. This installation acts as an intermediary tool between the digital and physical world, and aims to make the abstract concept of emotions, in the context of social media interaction, … Read More

My Emotive Bot

March 23, 2018 |

These last six weeks I tried to give my hacked robot behaviour and make it more alive for the person to interact with it easily. My aim was to investigate the possibility of replacing behaviour based language instead of verbal … Read More

Personalized Robot and Bio Sensing

March 23, 2018 |

I had a discussion about appending personality to the robot in addition to setting behavior based on biodata. I made a model of mobile Keepon with DC motors and proximity sensors to control the mobility. it was suggested to add … Read More

The Role of Intuition in Designing Human-Robot Interfaces

September 14, 2017 |

“I can’t define a robot, but I know one when I see one.” [1]

More than a century ago, in 1898, Nikola Tesla first made use of radio signals to remotely control a miniature boat in … Read More

Electrophysiology: In Control and Being Controlled

November 9, 2015 |

‘Computers will overtake humans with AI at some within the next 100 years.’ said by Stephen Hawking (2015) at the Zeitgeist conference. Artificial Intelligence may be little far away from our life at present. But another technology has been invented … Read More

From Domestic Plants to Cyber Gardens

April 8, 2015 |

Why do we keep plants at home? It may seem that the practice of plant keeping lacks significance because we have domesticated animals to the point where they became part of the family, but plants are still viewed as stationary pets. … Read More

Fearful Symmetry

August 19, 2012 | | One Comment

Tomorrow I go into the Tate Modern to install my new interactive work that has been a year in the making. That among other things is the reason this blog has been so quiet in recent times … Read More

Marilena Skavara – Adaptive Fa[ca]de

February 26, 2010 | | 3 Comments

Here’s a great project that came out our Interactive Architecture research at the Bartlett School of Architecture. ‘Adaptive Fa[ca]de’ by Marilena Skavara explores the functional possibilities and performative characteristics of cellular automata (CA). In addition to the unique emergent behaviour of … Read More

Leo Nunez – Emergence Exhibition

December 22, 2009 |

Another piece of work from the Emergence Exhibition “Propagations” by Leo Nunez is a system of cellular automatons, made up by 50 robots. Different states emerge from this complex system. These states are defined not only by the interaction … Read More


July 30, 2009 | | One Comment

In Fläsch, the winegrowers Martha and Daniel Gantenbein took advantage of the success of their Pinot Noir to replace their steel containers with oak barrels. They commissioned the architects Bearth & Deplazes with the design and construction of a … Read More

Choe U Ram – Anima Machines

April 11, 2009 |

Korean artist, Choe U Ram, creates massive, precision engineered sculptures with an eerie organic feel. He uses cut and polished metals, machinery and electronics to create kinetic sculptures inspired by sea creatures and plant life.

Exploring the … Read More

Wall of Eyes – Adrian Baynes

February 27, 2009 | | 2 Comments

Wall of Eyes by Adrian Baynes is an interactive public artwork, comprising of 225 mannequin eyes, which follow the viewer through space.

Its just one of the kinetic installations showing for the first time at Kinetica Art Fair opening … Read More


April 23, 2008 | | One Comment

Here are a number videos of installations and sculptures on the theme of artificial life which won awards at VIDA last year. Via wmmna

Mission eternity sarcophagus

Etoy.corporation launched the Mission Eternity Project in 2005, foregrounding on the … Read More

Joseph Weizenbaum – AI & Humanity

April 21, 2008 |

Joseph Weizenbaum died at the ripe old age of 85 last month (NYTime Obituary). Weizenbaum was best known for ELIZA, a program designed in 1966 to establish natural language conversation with a computer by emulating a Rogerian therapist (Online … Read More

Insect Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems

April 14, 2008 | | 2 Comments

The Hybrid Insect Micro Electro Mechanical Systems project aims to create literal shutterbugs – camera-toting insects whose nerves have grown into their internal silicon chip so that wranglers can control their activities. DARPA researchers are also raising cyborg beetles … Read More

Adaptive Evolutionary Robotics

April 11, 2008 |

Hod Lipson demonstrates a few of his little robots, which have the ability to learn, understand themselves and self-replicate. At the root of this uncanny demo is a deep inquiry into the nature of how humans and living beings … Read More