Art Bots

artbot_bigArt Bots is a project where the visitors at Sweden’s National Museum of Technology and Science create their own art by inventing and constructing art robots. They are given a variety of components but no instruction how to assemble the robots. By using different motors (cheap milk foamers or hand fans), legs (piano wire, sticks or straws) and bodies (cups, plates, tubes etc) and pens and brushes as feet, they build robots that move in different ways.

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The robots also get unique personalities and unique artistic expressions. The robots are let lose on a big piece of paper limited by narrow walls, so the robots stick to their task and don’t run away -and they create collective art.

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Demo video:

Another one:

Tutorial from the Swedish Museum of Science and Technology:

The project was part of a collaboration between the museum and Swedish milk in 2015:
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