Lesson Plan: ArtBot



Previously, we talked about electronic circuits and various body sensors. Another crucial element of circuit design is electric motor. An electric motor is an electrical machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. The reverse of this is the conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy and is done by an electric generator. A motor turns a circuit into a moving machine.



A moving machine with ability to control and carry out specific motion is a robot. A robot can help us with many things. Please meet the queen of shitty robot, Simone Giertz.



An art bot is a robot that helps question assumptions and contemplate human experiences from a different angle.

Sun Yuan & Peng Yu. Can’t Help Myself (2016). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum


“The Optimization of Parenthood” is a robot arm which reacts whenever a baby placed in the bassinet cries or awakes from sleep. Developed by Addie Wagenknecht of NORTD Labs as a “speed project” during a one-week residency at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University.


Robot without Arms – Computationality

Chris O’Shea  –  Hands From Above




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