infovore + robots   13

Jller – Prokop Bartoníček & Benjamin Maus on Vimeo
Land Art x Robots Happily Sorting Things. Brilliant.
art  robots  installation  sorting 
may 2016 by infovore
A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors - YouTube
"Experiments performed with a team of nano quadrotors at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Vehicles developed by KMel Robotics." Blurbflies all the way down. Brilliant, scary.
robots  drones  video  blurbflies 
february 2012 by infovore
Customer Service Romance - See Jayne
"I built a working prototype of a Customer Service phone bot that has personal issues she'd like to talk about and over time falls in love with the caller. She uses the tools at her disposal (discounts, upgrades, hold music, confirmation numbers) to communicate her feelings towards you as best she can." Hah!
robots  bots  phones  support  fiction  design 
november 2011 by infovore
Robot Paro comforts the elderly in Fukushima | Photographers
"She said she felt relaxed when she returned from the tough evacuation center life; Paro was a big help in making her feel that way. By chatting with Paro and stroking its soft fur, the residents were helped to relax and their stress was reduced. It is an unbearable moment for the residents when they are waiting for Paro to be charged (the high-end gadget can go only one and half hours with its internal battery)." Some days, I would like a Paro very badly.
robots  elderly  stress  comfort  tragedyofbatteries 
august 2011 by infovore
Ciudad Nazca, the robot tracing a city in the desert - we make money not art we make money not art: Ciudad Nazca, the robot tracing a city in the desert </MTIf>
"Artist Rodrigo Derteano's autonomous robot plows the desert ground to uncover its underlying, lighter color, using a technique similar to the one of the Nazca lines, the gigantic and enigmatic geoglyphs traced between 400 and 650 AD in the desert in southern Peru. Guided by its sensors, the robot quietly traced the founding lines of a new city that looks like a collage of existing cities from Latin America." Oh gosh this is awesome.
robots  nazcalines  cities  deserts  art  automatons  robotsareourfriends 
august 2011 by infovore
Deep Below Park Avenue, a 200-Ton Drill at Rest - NYTimes.com
"In an official ceremony this week, the cutter will be sealed off by a concrete wall; the chamber will then be filled with concrete, encasing the cutter in a solid cast, Han Solo-style, so that it can serve as a support structure for the tunnel. A plaque will commemorate the site. A spokesman said the pouring of the concrete was expected to take place on Wednesday." When we abandon the robots, we should give them funerals.
robots  funerals  memorial  newyork  tunnels  digging  excavation 
july 2011 by infovore
Where the F**k Was I? (A Book) | booktwo.org
"This is an atlas, then, made by that other nature, seen through other eyes. But those eyes have been following me, unseen and without permission, and thus I consider provoking breach a necessary act." This is good.
book  location  privacy  mapping  breach  robots 
june 2011 by infovore
SUCK UK - Salt & Pepper Bots
"Passing the salt will never be the same. We all knew it was inevitable. Passing the salt by hand just isn’t efficient enough in a world of bullet trains and pizza delivery and broadband. Luckily the condiments have come to life! They will waddle wherever you tell them to, so the next time someone wants the pepper, wind up the key, and pepper they shall have! Mercilessly marching towards them like the terminator, more of a threat to dull tastes than the human race." Not sure they're £20-good, but I do like this condiment set made of small robots.
salt  pepper  condiments  robots  smallrobots 
december 2009 by infovore
FAST GAMES - Little Wheel
"There was once a world of living robots. But one day a bad accident occured in the main power generator. The world fell into a deep sleep. Bring life back to the world!" Wonderful animation and art design, and a charming little game. It'll take you about 10-20 minutes. It's brilliant.
games  flash  design  robots  beautiful  animation  art 
june 2009 by infovore
tweenbots | kacie kinzer
"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." And, it turns out, you really can rely on the kindness of strangers. If you're a cute robot. And boy, are the tweenbots adorable.
robot  robots  interaction  cities  urban  social  kindness  generosity 
april 2009 by infovore
R. Stevens Steers Diesel Sweeties Back to Its Roots | The Underwire from Wired.com
"[Diesel Sweeties] changes people's lives because they haven't found their purpose in life, which is to have sex with robots, which is what the comic is about. It's about very unlikable people who are my various foibles put in pixelated cartoon format, and girls who sleep with robots, and the furries who judge them."
dieselsweeties  comics  webcomics  web  robots  sex  publishing  independent  newspapers  syndication  rstevens  awesome 
august 2008 by infovore
INVDR
Robots made out of sans-serif fonts. Squee!
cute  robots  type  typeface  typography  design 
april 2008 by infovore
Bennett Robot Works
I'm a sucker for robots, and these are particularly beautiful.
art  scuplture  robots  retro 
november 2007 by infovore

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