Robot Art Lessons

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Monday 14th March, 2011

12:30pm to 1:30pm (CST)

Robots seem to be everywhere - from car assembly on factory floors to debris sweeping on your kitchen floor. But, with the popularity of events like Maker Faire, they are broadly entering the creative fields in new and innovative ways. More than an exotic, whimsical exercise, much of the work behind robot-inspired art installations is driving the discovery of technical innovations in communications, control, security, and safety...all of which have potential value in manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and other core industries.

In this session, you will learn about (1) quick definition and taxonomy of core robot tech, both hardware and software, (2) types of art installations, fairs, and competitions that have begun to emerge, (3) and lessons learned from the converging areas of materials science, haptics, interactive control, and communications that contribute to this new art form.

About the speakers

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Steve Guengerich

Managing Dir. of BroadBrush Ventures: practitioner, writer, investor, & speaker on tech innovation. I grok robots, mobile, NPOs, museums, cleantech, geeks & ATX bio from Twitter

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Alan Majer

Focused on allowing people to age independently and stay in touch loved ones via technology that can sense, think, move or interact. I'm the founder of aah.ca bio from Twitter

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5 attendees

  • Chuck Fletcher
  • Alan Majer
  • Paulien Dresscher
  • Malo Girod de l'Ain
  • Steve Guengerich

2 trackers

  • Chris Heathcote
  • Geof Crowl

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Time 12:30pm1:30pm CST

Date Mon 14th March 2011

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