Robots have become an integral part modern everyday life. But this has now progressed beyond the typical forms of factory automation to completely new applications. In creative industries, robotic arms aren’t being deployed for mass manufacturing but rather in innovative new processes that make it possible to turn out customized products. Meanwhile, robotics engineers are also doing R&D on totally new areas for utilizing robots that go far beyond conventional machinery. This exhibition was produced in collaboration with the Department of Robotics at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz Art University’s Robot Lab, the Association for Robots in Architecture, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the RWTH Aachen University and Linz-based KUKA CEE GmbH.
CREATIVE ROBOTICS at Ars Electronica 2017
The Creative Robotics exhibition showcases industrial robots outside of their natural habitat—the factory floor—and deals with them as tools of creative expression.