Robot falls over itself to put on a show

Smith, Brian
September 1991
New Scientist;9/21/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1787, p26
The article presents information on the Ars Electronica festival. The theme of the Ars Electronica festival of computer and technological arts in Linz was "Out of Control." Citing the Gulf war as an example of technology used in violent conflict, the festival organizers stated that they did not want to raise a finger in admonition, but rather to lay it into the open wounds. A pneumatic robot/sculpture called "Tumbling Man", which adopts contorted poses and plays its own body as a percussion instrument, was one of the runners-up in the interactive art section of the Prix Ars Electronica.


Related Articles

  • RedBull Creation EVENT. Swan, Dick // Robot;Nov/Dec2012, Issue 37, p48 

    The article reports on a Red Bull "Creation Event" for robotics enthusiasts held at the Dallas Marker Space in Texas on August 4, 2012. The event challenged participants to design a brand new robot from scratch using a Red Bull cooler. Information is provided on how the author's team developed a...

  • A TEMPLE OF TECH IN THE HEART OF TEXAS. Booth, Brittney // Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology;Winter2007, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p8 

    Information on the highlights of the Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) Robotics Day held at Rio Grande Valley, Texas in August 2007 is presented. HESTEC is a week long event created by the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) to encourage students in pursuing careers in...

  • Robot event builds teamwork, grows careers. Vellotti, Jean Paul // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);3/31/2006, Vol. 53 Issue 14, p14A 

    The article reports on the highlights of the first robot wars at Hofstra Arena in Long Island, New York. The event was joined by engineers and high school students under the guidance of mentoring programs from major Long Island technology companies including Festo, EDO, and North Grumman....

  • Faith wins robotics tourney.  // Burnet Bulletin (Texas);5/7/2008, Vol. 136 Issue 19, p2A 

    The article announces that the Faith Academy Robotics Club will participate at the 2008 Global Conference for Educational Robotics to be held in Norman, Oklahoma.

  • FIRST Robotics Competition shifts into overdrive.  // Machine Design;2/21/2008, Vol. 80 Issue 4, p28 

    The article reports on the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on April 17 to 19, 2008. It is stated that more than 1,500 teams which consist of 10 to 20 high-school students and a few engineering mentors received a common kit of parts that will be used to...

  • Say Cheese! Experiences with a Robot Photographer. Byers, Zachary; Dixon, Michael; Smart, William D.; Grimm, Cindy M. // AI Magazine;Fall2004, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p37 

    We have developed an autonomous robot system that takes well-composed photographs of people at social events, such as weddings and conference receptions. The robot, Lewis, navigates through the environment, opportunistically taking photographs of people. In this article, we outline the overall...

  • Automation in the Spotlight. Ogando, Joseph // Design News;5/14/2007, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p50 

    The article presents information on ABB's Automation World Conference and Exhibition held recently in Orlando, Florida. Robotics equipment. The company's new ACSM1 drive had its North American preview. The company also showed off its WISA technology. Robotics was another topic that was widely...

  • UK celebrates 85th birthday of the robot. D // Electronics Weekly;5/24/2006, Issue 2242, p17 

    The article presents information about the Cambridge Robot Project, a special event being organized by the University of Cambridge in 2006 to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the invention of the robot.

  • BUSINESS CALENDAR.  // San Diego Business Journal;11/9/2015, Vol. 36 Issue 45, p12 

    A calendar of business events in November 2015 in San Diego, California is presented including the Robotics at Qualcomm Headquarters, the Tour of Red Cross at Red Cross Office, and the Business Aspects of Patents at Pillsbury Office.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics