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Mimus

Mimus is a 1,200kg industrial robot that has been transformed into a living, breathing mechanical creature. More than a tool for performing repetitive tasks, she is able to sense and respond to your presence as you near her enclosure. With Mimus, we hope to show that despite our collective fears and anxieties surrounding robotics, there is the potential for empathy and companionship between humans and machines.

Mimus is running now until April 23rd, 2017 at the Design Museum London.

See the full project details here. 

 


Research

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. 

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. 


Commissions

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. Mimus uses an array of depth sensors embedded into the ceiling to sense and respond to visitors. 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. Mimus uses an array of depth sensors embedded into the ceiling to sense and respond to visitors. 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.


Consulting

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.