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ARTUR: Autonomous Robot Playspace

THU Sept. 7, 2017, 5:30 PM-6:00 PM
SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 5:30 PM-6:00 PM
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K

Credit: Playful Interactive Environments

Quantum Reboot (AT), Playful Interactive Environments (AT)

Although robots and autonomous systems are increasingly common within the domains of industry and science and they are now slowly but steadily conquering the backyards and roadways of urban civilization, the vast majority of humankind has very little experience of actually interacting with such technology.

Enter ARTUR: Autonomous Robot Playspace: an interactive environment featuring a full-scale, three-dimensional virtual robot. Developed specifically for Deep Space 8K in the Ars Electronica Center, ARTUR: Autonomous Robot Playspace utilizes laser tracking and mobile devices to facilitate a playful group-based interaction between a simulated robotic arm and a large audience. The project, a cooperation between the research group Playful Interactive Environment and the developer collective Quantum Reboot, provides a game-based environment to collectively explore the perception of autonomous robots in our society.


Andrea Aschauer (AT), Michael Bauer (AT), Jeremiah Diephuis (USA), Roman Divotkey (AT), Roland Fraunberger (AT), Lorenz Krautgartner (AT), Georgi Kostov (BG), Daniel Rammer (AT), Manuel Wieser (AT)