Monday, April 13, 2009
TWEENBOTS.. THE POWER OF ROBOTS TO SHOWCASE HUMANITY.
This is pretty unbelievable. In New York City, a town known for its crude, apathetic citizenry, small robots called Tweenbots find their way in the city's parks and streets relying only on help from New Yorkers. Considering all the troubles that face the world today, this was a much needed reminder that there are good people out there (though redirecting robots really only makes you marginally good). Kacie Kinzer, who runs this art/social experiment, explains: "Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal." (via It's Nice That)