Tweenbots

I really liked this project, which shows little robots traversing Washington Square Park in NYC with only the help of strangers.

“Every time the robot got caught under a park bench, ground futilely against a curb, or became trapped in a pothole, some passerby would always rescue it and send it toward its goal. Never once was a Tweenbot lost or damaged. Often, people would ignore the instructions to aim the Tweenbot in the “right” direction, if that direction meant sending the robot into a perilous situation. One man turned the robot back in the direction from which it had just come, saying out loud to the Tweenbot, “You can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”  There’s a video too!  

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April 29, 2009. Tags: , , , . Emily, World saving.

One Comment

  1. crapwelike replied:

    Wooster Collective reported on the little dudes too this morning.

    http://www.woostercollective.com/2009/04/shit_were_diggin_kacie_kinzers_tweenbots.html

    They put up a video in case you want to see them in action.

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