ROBOT DOING NOTHING

INTERACTIVE ROBOTIC AV INSTALLATION - 09.2017

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.

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FROM THE EXHIBITION @ ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL 2017

The interactive robotic AV-installation SONIC DEGREES OF FREEDOM was exhibited @Ars Electronica Festival 2016. We used the KUKA IWAA robot as the centerpiece of this installation. The robots seven axis movements produce varying current-consumption. The different tensions are transferred to an analogue…

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Concept / Idea / Realization: Johannes Braumann, Chris Noelle, Michael Schweiger

 

Johannes Braumann heads the laboratory for creative robotics at UfG Linz and co-founded Robots in Architecture.

Michael Schweiger is a professional sound artist and sonic thinker and leads the K2 Soundstudio at UFG Linz.

Chris Noelle is a multimedia artist and active in the fields of projection mapping, interactive design and lightpainting.
 

Supported by KUKA Robotics CEE, Kunstuniversiät Linz / Soundstudio K2, RWTH Aachen
The chair for Individualized Production in Architecture at RWTH Aachen explores new robotic applications in the fields of design and construction, development of the data glove by Gernot Sümmermann.

 

Master of Robots: Johannes Braumann
Realtime Mapping of Sound related Visuals and Setdesign: Chris Noelle
Sounddesign, Soundscape, Title-Idea: Michael Schweiger

© 2019 by Christopher Noelle

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