"[proteus]" is the initial prototype of an analog interactive display. In this experiment, ferrofluids—liquids that react to magnetic fields without becoming rigid, and thereby often form interesting three-dimensional structures—are controlled by both electromagnetic signals and a robotic interface.


2010 war die Idee entstanden, Skateboard- oder Longboardachsen mit Rädern auf einen Ast zu montieren, um auf ihm zu fahren. In den folgenden Jahren experimentierte Nico Rayf mit verschiedenen Baum- und Holztypen und unterschiedlichen Fahrweisen.

A Bridge Too Far

The 3.5-meter-long bridge is only 0.5 mm thick yet it can support a load of up to 100 kg. This structural capability is entirely dependent on the local deformations within, and connections between, the upper and lower panels.


The Robot Cell project entails, among other things, research on robot arms’ fine motor skills. The combination of sensitive gripper arms and intelligent perception enables two industrial robots to solve a Rubik’s Cube within a very short time and with the minimum number of pivots.

FaR – Fashion and Robotics

Artist Anna Piecek’s main objective in this project was to come up with new and innovative ways to work with textiles by making volumes and unconventional shapes with methods that had never before been used in the context of fabric design.

Cyber Physical Macro Material

The project Cyber Physical Macro Material demonstrates a tangible vision of a new dynamic (and intelligent) architecture for public spaces. The agile and reconfigurable canopy is enabled by a combination of distributed robotic construction and a programmable digital building material.

inFORMed Clay Matter

Designed to explore additive fabrication processes, the project focuses specifically on the question of how this material behaves during the fabrication process. The ceramic objects on display were made with the help of a robotic arm equipped with a custom-made tool to extrude clay and other paste-like materials.


THE MEANS is a piece of abstract sculpture created with the help of a robot. It is one of the results of a research project at Linz Art University’s Creative Robotics Lab that is investigating ways metal can be bent by a robot. Via machine learning, a computer can quickly calculate how a robotic arm has to bend the individual metal components so that the desired sculpture can then be assembled as simply as possible.