Robot Project. First stage, Last Stage

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On the last day of the robot project, the class was given instructions to make a simple wobbler robot with basic materials, then expand upon that with the materials that we brought in to advance that particular robot. The first picture shows the wobbler with the general materials provided with two motors, a box, and an empty battery pack. The second picture displays the same robot only with two bottles attached at the side, a slinky that’s been cut in half and attached at both ends, and inside each bottle are bits of wires to give it some sound.

The project itself did show a good intro to making robots and provided a lot of insight into more mediums that could be utilized in conjunction with what we’ve been learning in class.

To see both in motion

First Robot

With modifications

Arts and Bots: Momoyo Torimitsu

Momoyo Torimitsu

A japanese artist who took note of the high economic growth of Japan that transformed it into a businessman country, corporate arms race rather. One of his most famous pieces is a life like robotic sculpture of a typical japanese business man that he named Miyata Jiro, who he had crawl around through not only Japan but through London, Paris, and Amsterdam. He’s also done more projects like Miyata Jiro in the form of Horizons¬†an installation of miniature business men crawling across a map of sorts and progressively destroy themselves and their landscape. As well as Inside Track which not only features a japanese business man but europeon and american life sized robots crawling on the ground in a similar fashion as Miyata Jiro.

(More to be typed at a later time)

Other Robotics Artists 

More Robot artists

Misc Art and sculptures made from recycled materials