ROBOT, DOING NOTHING

The hypnotic interactive robotic AV-installation "ROBOT, DOING NOTHING." was exhibited @Ars Electronica Festival 2017.
The basic idea of Emanuel Gollob was pushed to the next level by the collaborative aspect, joining forces between interaction, sound, visual projection and the robot itself. We used the KUKA IWAA robot as the centerpiece of this meditative installation to create stunning moiree effects by twisting more than 900m of strings which were attached to a square on the robot and in 3,1m distance an enlarged version as counterpart to attach all the strings. The robots seven axis movements produce varying current-consumption while the different tensions are transferred to an analogue soundscapes. The audioreactive black and white projection content is hitting the green and pink strings and transforms the already great looking spiral movements into a blinking threedimensional wiregrid, pure aesthetic floating optical illusions created by the robot became one of the visitors highlights during Ars Electronica Festival 2017 at Postcity, Linz.