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Eilert Lovborg Welcomes You to Botmatrix

Posted 5 Feb 2006 at 19:12 UTC by steve Share This

A New York Times article offers an amusing look behind the scenes of an upcoming performance of Les Freres Corbusier's play Heddatron. Several of the characters in the play are robots. The robots were constructed by a New York robotic art collective known as Botmatrix. The robots "not only move and speak, but also emit lights, smoke and ticker tape." Normally, tthe robot builders of Botmatrix build only autonomous robots but they made an exception to allow the robot's actions to be controlled during the play. The play presents robots in a positive light and Bomatrix believes it will improve people's attitude toward robots. According to Botmatrix member Cindy Jeffers, "There's a lot of anti-robot prejudice and we'd like to turn that round." You can find photos of the robots on the Botmatrix website.

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