Blind Bots

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Blind Bots is a game for 2, 4, 6 or 8 players. It’s some sort of mix of Blindman’s Buff and Pacman. But in real life.

One player is the controller and one is a blind fighting robot. With a joystick and buttons various voice commands is transmitted to the robot’s helmet from the control station.

A robot must always obey.

One step forward/backward.
Turn left/right.
Chop!/duck!

Concept and sound design by Håkan Lidbo.
Programming and electronics by Magnus Frenning.
Helmets by David Wätte/Spixa.
Control station built by Romeo, Daniela and Remus Brahasteanu.
Film by Håkan Lidbo, camera by Frida Vega Salomonsson.

Blind Bots was originally an installation at Sweden’s National Museum for Science and Technology june-December 2013.

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Here is the portable version of Blind Bots at the Science Festival (Vetenskapsfestivalen) in Guthenburg april 2015.
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