Robotics

Heart Bot Art Bot.

This is a pretty cool concept, I wish the video gave a little more detail about Heart bot though. Heart Bot is an experimental drawing machine created by Intel, SMS Audio and Sid Lee.  The robotic drawing machine was built as a promotional piece for the Biosport headphone line and launched  at The New Museum in NYC. The Heart Bot uses biometric feedback, specifically the heart rate of audience members to draw a series of lines on the wall. As audience members hold their hands on an interactive pedestal for about thirty seconds a sensor reads in data and track their heart rate. That information is sent to the robotic arms which draw the lines in real time.

Projection Mapping Done Right. “Box” from Bot & Dolly.

Over the past few years projection mapping projects have saturated the market getting bigger and bolder with each new one that arrives. Many times the content and concept is diluted by the scope and magnitude of the event that it was created for, or by the scale of the projection itself. “Box” is a new release for the “Creators Project” (if you don’t follow this YouTube channel you should). Created by Bot & Dolly this short video shows how powerful projection mapping can be. Pay close attention to the actual size of the box surfaces, and the illusions created on their surfaces.

This video was designed to serve as an artistic statement, and technical demonstration of  Bot & Dolly. The work shows culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. “Box” explores the synthesis of both real and digital spaces. It is a live performance, captured entirely in camera.

Your Double, Your Doppelganger.

I love how the iPad has spawned a whole series of innovations that are using the tablet in ways it was never intended for. Double Robotics “Double — Wheels for your iPad” is one of those innovations. The video below shows the device in action, and I can see why the first production run of this $1999.00 item has already sold out. Watch the video, and see what I talking about.

Double is the simplest, most elegant way to be somewhere else in the world without flying there. The minimalist design and intuitive touchscreen controls allow you to freely move around without inconveniencing others. You can stay at eye level, whether sitting or standing, by adjusting your height remotely, which makes conversations fluid and real. Retractable kickstands will automatically deploy to conserve power when you are not moving around. Efficient motors and lightweight design give Double the ability to last all day without recharging the battery.