Exploring and Designing our Future Robot Companions

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Posted by alkan on Monday, 5 March, 2012 /

ArtBots Gent 2011

A dazzling if quirky outpouring of robot talent transformed the University of Gent into an experimental playground and dating agency for robot-human encounters in the recent 2011 ArtBots festival. Visitors were bemused and perplexed by several cute but certainly not cuddly critters in a lively atmosphere that encouraged playful exploration along with a healthy dose of levity.

Posted by alkan on Sunday, 4 March, 2012 /

"Why Faces are Special?" makes the CERN film festival

Lirec makes the official selection of the International Film Festival at CERN, Cineglobe 2012.

Posted by designswarm on Friday, 2 March, 2012 /

Robot Futures video

If you didn't have the opportunity to join us last December for our Robot Futures evening at the Royal Geographical Society, here is the panel discussion we had with guests Peter McOwen (Queen Mary University), Matt Jones (BERG), Dr Dan O'Hara (Weavrs), Ghislaine Boddington (body/data/space). The discussion was chaired by Olivia Solon (Wired UK).

Posted by designswarm on Thursday, 19 January, 2012 /

Robot Futures: an event at the Science Museum of London

As part of Lirec's presence in the upcoming exhibition RobotVille, we're pleased to invite you to join us on December 1st at the Science Museum for an evening of demos & a panel discussions on the nature of robots.

Tickets are free and event details are here.

Posted by designswarm on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 /

ArtBots 2011, the Robot Talent Show

Ghent, Belgium 7-9 October 2011 – SADBot is a robot that loves the summer and long sunny days. He uses the energy from the sun to make drawings. Spectators can influence the activity level and the direction of the pen by changing the amount of sunlight. SADBot goes to sleep when it gets dark.

Posted by nik on Monday, 3 October, 2011 /
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