Taehee Kim

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Fortron3000

2009, December


This performing robot suggests playability, humor, and empathy. A remote controlled robot assisted by a computer is the main actor. The viewpoint from the robot is projected on a nearby screen. Features such as face detection, text reader, and remote motion control are introduced in order to give the robot mechanic humanity. This was a collaboration with four colleagues, and my role was performance planning, robot design and construction. Other contributors were Bevin Kelly, Jordan Bartee, and Alexander Eizenberg.

mixed media: wood, metal, custom electronics and s/w, motors, camera, sound. dimensions variable.