The FutureLab of Ars Electronica has developed myBOT, which is a small frail "crane fly robot". Its idiom is composed of four legs, and a small display which serves as the robot's head. What makes the bot to be a "my", or a personal robot, is that you can scan images from a portrait of yourself on a computer at a nearby workbench. After you've been working with your expression, you can transfer the pixelated image to the screen.
The process of producing the final expression is so simple that many visitors easily can create their own myBot. Otherwise there are many infoguides, working at the exhibition, that are available for you, so you can easily get advice and guidance.
The user-oriented perspective is in focus here, and gives an introduction to the exhibition's next theme, "Robotic Design", which you can read more about in the next article on the Robotinity exhibition.
Ars Electronica Center
[source: Vive Les Robots!]
"You can scan images from a portrait of yourself on a computer at a nearby workbench. After you've been working with your expression, you can transfer the pixelated image to the screen of the myBOT".
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