2009

RoboLab

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The Ars Electronica Center’s RoboLab offered close-up looks at the multifarious technical and cultural developments that determined the route into this future that humans have come to share with their machines. Exemplary contributions from the spheres of art, design and research demonstrate how robots and humans already live together and interact in today’s world. Exciting facts hint at chances and risks of our common future.


The heart piece of the first main exhibition “New Views of Humankind” in 2009 was constituted by four public accessible labs: BioLab, was a wet lab for hands-on experience with state-of-the-art lab equipment amidst cloned plants; BrainLab, made visitors aware of how humans perceive their environment and all that their brain leads them to believe as they do; FabLab focused on making computer aided design and fabrication accessible for users and spans from interactive installations for intuitive first experiences to custom designed software for easy access to fabrication tools; and the RoboLab, where contributions from the spheres of art, design and research demonstrate how robots and humans already live together and interact.

The term “Robotinity” describes the convergence of “Robotics” and “Humanity” and provided the central theme of RoboLab: Exemplary contributions from the spheres of art, design and research demonstrated how robots and humans already live together and interact in today’s world. Exciting facts hinted at chances and risks of our common future.

Old-fashioned prostheses juxtaposed to state-of-the-art nano-robots patrolling our blood vessels — the RoboLab presented sensational insights into technical and cultural developments that will determine the route along which human beings and machines will boldly go into.

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Credits

Research & Development: Gerfried Stocker, Christopher Lindinger, Hideaki Ogawa, Shervin Afshar, Katharina Maria Hengel, Wolfgang Ziegler