November 10, 2007

A festival for cocktail robots, Nov 22nd-25th, 2007, Vienna.


the festival that brought us the great bar bot


Devolution at the Sydney festival

November 11, 2006

Legendary robotic artist Louis-Philippe Demers collaborates with the Australian Dance Theatre to create Devolution “a radical future vision of Australian dance”, and its just around the corner from my house at the Carriage works in January for the Sydney Festival , cant wait !


By Chris Herzfeld


July 23, 2006

One place i have found great info on robotic arts and music is NIME, The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, NIME is held in differnt locations every year. This year it was in France.



April 2, 2006
Robodock is a unique international summer festival, that merges technology and art. During Robodock spectacular theatre acts, multi-media, visual arts, music, industrial installations, robots and experiments sweep the audience off their feet in an overwhelming flood of experiences.
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The Bar Bot , A Beer Drinking Robot

March 8, 2006

Humanoid Robotics Laboratory

The Bar Bot is driven by self interest. Its aim is to drink beer. In order to achieve this goal in bars, the social beer consumption localities of human society, it also deals with money. It asks people for coins and spends them as soon as there is enough for a beer. The Bar Bot is not beneficial for humanity. Rather, it maximises the advantage for itself, like humanity. But to pursue its own, highly selfish objectives, it depends on others: somebody has to give it coins, somebody has to hand it a beer. This is where it engages in communication, in social interaction with human beings. The Bar Bot is driven by self interest, it interacts socially with humans and is predisposed to alcohol. The Bar Bot is probably the most humanoid robot ever built.


First prize for the Bar Bot in the category “Other Achievements in the Fields of Cocktail Robotics” at the Roboexotica Festival.

Annual Cocktail Robot Awards V8.0

Your robot is supposed to have skills in either one of the following categories:

1. serving cocktails
2. mixing cocktails
3. bartending conversation
4. lighting cigars/cigarettes …
5. other achievements in the sector of cocktail culture

Nominations will be gladly accepted until September 15th, 2006.

Artbots; the robot talent show

March 6, 2006

ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show

ArtBots is an international art exhibition for robotic art and art-making robots. For each show we publish an open call for submissions, inviting artists from around the world to send us information about their work. No firm rules exist on the types of work that can participate; if you think it’s a robot and you think it’s art, we encourage you to submit. The final list of participants is a mix of works selected from the open call submissions and additional artists invited by the ArtBots curators.


Translator II: Grower

Sabrina Raaf
Aluminum, ink, custom electronics, robotics and sensors

Strp media art festival Netherlands 2006

March 5, 2006

Interesting line up of Robotic artists, wish i could go!