Hexis: An exploration on the aesthetic dimension of robotic movement (dancing with a robotic arm) #robotics
Check out this strange and beautiful video from vimeo user carmenez showing Hexis, a dance performance featuring a robotic arm.
An exploration on the aesthetic dimension of robotic movement. Using technology to augment the human experience encourages us to question the definition human and machine as well as generate a new experimental environmental experience for interaction with the machines we use.
By creating a new way to interact with the robotic arm, essentially changing its “role” as a tool, and de-utilizing it, I am freeing the Kuka to dance and move. Dance is a theme or idea translated into time, movement and space, melded with auditory and visual harmonies, it excites the viewer, representing reflex, conditioning memory, and continuous awareness to produce a new feeling that is otherwise not communicable. The observers experience is unique, creative, and reflects their ability to identify with the actions expressed in the dance. Connecting with technology is what defined our relationship with technology, adapting to digital technology in this piece allows the relationship to become intuitive and feel natural.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.