Developed at the Interactive Architecture Lab
(The Paint Pooper)
Mr Artist is an interactive painting robot which reacts to closeness. A proximity sensor measures any object in front of his eyes, and if you come too close, an inner mechanism squeezes paint out of a balloon on the surface underneath, onto a canvas.
The Paint Pooper is a satirical metaphor for artists reacting to their surroundings and processing life experiences through creating artworks.
(Brother of the paint pooper)
The running robot imitates typical human behaviour. It reacts to distances. If an object is closer than 100cm, it walks forward. If the object gets closer than 20cm, it walks back very quickly. The wheels with feet are controlled by an ultrasonic distance sensor which is connected to two servo motors. Programmed in processing. A project developed at the Interactive Architecture Lab of UCL, the Bartlett.
Robot Drummer Gemma is an interactive drum machine which can be played through contemporary sound design programs such as Ableton Live. The sounds written by the sound designer on his computer, are translated live into me- chanical sounds caused by the different drum machine elements hitting each other.
The materials are everyday things to make the project an open source idea which is easy and affordable to enable anyone to rebuild the robot drummer. The combinations of elements are chosen to imitate the variety of sounds that an actual drum kit can produce.
Making Of Video and Demo:
Interactive Light Installation
This video shows how an interactive light installation can bring life into a forgotten parking lot. The light system is connected to a Kinect which recognises the movements of different body parts. The system can also "remember" the previous persons' movements and play them back by itself. Researchers: Jung Lim, Tabita Cargnel, Qianhua Fu Supervisors: Paul Bavister, Felix Faire, Luca Dellatorre A project developed on the Design for Performance & Interaction Masters programme at the Bartlett School, University College London
A story of how a forgotten space comes back to life through light and motion.