Conference Paper
Machine Yearning: An Industrial Robotic Arm as a Performance Instrument

This paper is a description of a project undertaken in the Spring of 2014 that sought to create an audio-visual performance using an industrial robotic arm. Some relevant examples of previous robotic art are discussed, and the design challenges posed by the unusual situation are explored. The resulting design solutions for the sound, robotic motion, and video projection mapping involved in the piece are explained, as well as the artistic reasoning behind those solutions.

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Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSnyder J, Johns RLuke, Kogan G, Avis C, Kilian A
Conference Name International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2015)
PublisherProceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2015)
Conference LocationSchool of Music and Center for Computation and Technology Louisiana State University
Keywordsindustrial, motors, performance, projection, robotic
Abstract

This paper is a description of a project undertaken in the Spring of 2014 that sought to create an audio-visual performance using an industrial robotic arm. Some relevant examples of previous robotic art are discussed, and the design challenges posed by the unusual situation are explored. The resulting design solutions for the sound, robotic motion, and video projection mapping involved in the piece are explained, as well as the artistic reasoning behind those solutions.

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