Robots & Avatars

We had the opportunity to participate at the Robots & Avatars exhibition that took place in Kibla, a multidisciplinary center. It was almost a 24 hours trip, but we finally get there.

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The Robots & Avatars exhibition is a great initiative create by the people at Body>Data>Space, they are very into robotics, human-machine-interaction, telepresence and virtual worlds, take a time to visit their website.

We took with us three magabots, one of them was running NAVI (a cool project that I will speak on a later post). The other two were running telepresence with Skype, plenty of people had the opportunity to remotely visit the exhibiton.

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This kid was controlling Magabot with an Android phone running Skype.

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The exhibition had great robotic installations, debates, workshops and even artistic performances, I will leave you with some photos, apologize not having pictures of every installation.

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ROBOVOX was a SMS to VERY LOUD speech robot, by Martin Bricelj Baraga (SI)

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The craziest Delta Robot ever, by Ruari Glynn (UK).

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ZOE, roaming creatures, by Niki Passath (AT).

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Blind Robot, this two arms where really alive, they touched your face very smoothly while simultaneously creating an abstract image and sound during the “recognition” process, by Louis Phillipe Demers / Processing Plant (CA/DE).

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Funny little creatures created in a workshop for children, by Mia Lean Kronemann (DE).

 

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Very inspiring debates around subjects like artificial intelligence, virtual worlds, intelligent robots, and human machine interaction, moderated by Ghislaine Boddington.

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Visit to The Cultural Center of European Space Technologies, at Vitanje.

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Riding with style!! :D

It was a great honor for us to participate in this great event, we came back to Portugal very inspired to create better and friendlier robots!!

A great thanks to everyone at Kibla and Body>Data>Space!!!

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