THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE @ Sónar+D 2015

Hi All,
Just wanted to share a project we did for last Sónar Festival.

Inspired by the writings of Arthur Koestler on
philosophical psychology, the project is a futuristic examination of the
self, elegantly exploring what two robots, a 3D scanner and a Glitch
machine can create using our image.

The installation unifies artistic creativity with modern technology,
aiming to capture and visualise a digital imprint of the user’s soul.
Consisting of three main stages, the piece uses a real-time 3D scan to
capture a image of the user. Using a Leap Motion sensor, you can then
search and select your scanned image, and pass it through a ‘glitch
machine’ (designed especially for Sonar), before it is projected onto a
holographic screen mounted on on each robotic arm. The two meter robots
then ‘dance’ their portrayal of the users’ soul by creating an
atmospheric light painting in mid air.

Here’s the making of:

X

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Cool project :smile:

Which type of arm robot do you use ? Is there a commercial product or prototype ?

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Thanks,

We used a robot arm from Universal Robots ( UR website )
There is only a prototype to test some code we created for Sonar+D installation. We usually used this festival as a part of R&D for new entry projects at Xavi’s Lab.

Best,
X

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where is your addon for talking to the bot.
I have access to one.

Hi @theDANtheMAN,
I didn’t write an addon for that.
It’s so easy to control all UR series using the real-time scripting protocol.
You don’t need to calc inverse kinematics. Only send sets of position and normal.

Good luck,
X

Nice project! :slight_smile: