a story gathering robot by Alexander Reben
What would happen if the success of a robot was depending on
its interaction with a human being?Inspired by projects such as the
Afghan Explorer, a robotic war correspondent that can get to places
even veteran war correspondents can not reach, Alexander developed
'Boxie' an information gathering robot. Boxie roams the room
independently and gathers stories from people passing by, recording the
interaction with a built-in camera. Help Boxie to complete his goal and
share your story at ArtBots Gent 2011!
is an engineer by day and an artist by night. He has a background in
robotics, interaction and tangible design. When not working on robots
and novel interfaces, Alex creates and builds kinetic, robotic and
interactive art. He is a graduate from the MIT Media Lab and has
taught courses at MIT and workshops internationally. Work Alex has
done has been shown at Ars Electronica, MIT, Axiom, EYEBEAM, The
Whitney Biennial, the RISD Sol Koffer gallery and others.
investigations into art and science have been published in major
proceedings and books.