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MANUS

Manus is a set of ten industrial robots that are programmed to behave like a pack of animals. While each robot moves independently, they share the same central brain. So instead of acting in isolation, they have intertwined behaviors that ripple through the group as people walk by. Like many of today’s intelligent autonomous machines, the robots in Manus don’t look like or act like us. However, we hope to show that these machines can broadcast a range of primal emotions that can still connect with us.

Manus was commissioned by the World Economic Forum for the 2018 Annual Meeting of New Champions, in Tianjin, China.

See the full project details here. 

 


Robotics

  Manus     Manus   is a set of ten industrial robots that are programmed to behave like a pack of animals. While each robot moves independently, they share the same central brain. So instead of acting in isolation, they have intertwined behaviors that ripple through the group as people walk by. Like many of today’s intelligent autonomous machines, the robots in  Manus  don’t  look like  or  act like   us . However, these machines can broadcast a range of primal emotions that can still  connect with us .

Manus

Manus is a set of ten industrial robots that are programmed to behave like a pack of animals. While each robot moves independently, they share the same central brain. So instead of acting in isolation, they have intertwined behaviors that ripple through the group as people walk by. Like many of today’s intelligent autonomous machines, the robots in Manus don’t look like or act like us. However, these machines can broadcast a range of primal emotions that can still connect with us.

  Quipt     Quipt   is a gesture-based control software that facilitates new, more intuitive ways to communicate with industrial robots. Using wearable markers and a motion capture system,  Quipt  gives industrial robots basic spatial behaviors for interacting closely with people.

Quipt

Quipt is a gesture-based control software that facilitates new, more intuitive ways to communicate with industrial robots. Using wearable markers and a motion capture system, Quipt gives industrial robots basic spatial behaviors for interacting closely with people.

  Mimus     Mimus   is a giant industrial robot that's curious about the world around her. Unlike in traditional industrial robotics, Mimus has no pre-planned movements: she is programmed with the freedom to explore and roam about her enclosure. If she finds someone interesting, Mimus may come in for a closer look and follow them around for a bit. However, her attention span is limited: stay still for too long and she'll try to get your attention …  but eventually  she will get bored and go find someone else to go investigate.

Mimus

Mimus is a giant industrial robot that's curious about the world around her. Unlike in traditional industrial robotics, Mimus has no pre-planned movements: she is programmed with the freedom to explore and roam about her enclosure. If she finds someone interesting, Mimus may come in for a closer look and follow them around for a bit. However, her attention span is limited: stay still for too long and she'll try to get your attention … but eventually she will get bored and go find someone else to go investigate.


3D Printed Wearables

  Reverb     Reverb   is a context-aware 3D modeling environment that lets you design ready-to-print wearables around your own body.  Reverb  uses in techniques computer vision, digital design, and digital fabrication to translate your real-world hand gestures into intricate geometry that can be immediately printed and worn on the body.

Reverb

Reverb is a context-aware 3D modeling environment that lets you design ready-to-print wearables around your own body. Reverb uses in techniques computer vision, digital design, and digital fabrication to translate your real-world hand gestures into intricate geometry that can be immediately printed and worn on the body.

  Tactum     Tactum   is an augmented modeling tool that lets you design 3D printed wearables directly on your body. It uses depth sensing and projection mapping to detect and display touch gestures on the skin. A person can simply touch, poke, rub, or pinch the geometry projected onto their arm to customize ready-to-print, ready-to-wear forms.

Tactum

Tactum is an augmented modeling tool that lets you design 3D printed wearables directly on your body. It uses depth sensing and projection mapping to detect and display touch gestures on the skin. A person can simply touch, poke, rub, or pinch the geometry projected onto their arm to customize ready-to-print, ready-to-wear forms.

  Freeform    Freeform  is an infinite set of 3D printed bracelets that were created for the launch event of the cable channel Freeform (formerly ABC Family). Commissioned by the creative agency  Deeplocal   — and in collaboration with artist    Marius Watz   — we were tasked with transforming a Freeform fan’s twitter data into a completely unique, ready-to-wear design. Every fan who participated got an animated gif of their one-of-a-kind bracelet tweeted back at them, and 5,000 participants won their actual 3D printed bracelet.

Freeform

Freeform is an infinite set of 3D printed bracelets that were created for the launch event of the cable channel Freeform (formerly ABC Family). Commissioned by the creative agency Deeplocal — and in collaboration with artist Marius Watz — we were tasked with transforming a Freeform fan’s twitter data into a completely unique, ready-to-wear design. Every fan who participated got an animated gif of their one-of-a-kind bracelet tweeted back at them, and 5,000 participants won their actual 3D printed bracelet.