May 19, 2005

Senster: First Robotic Sculpture

Commissioned by Phillips and built by Edward Ihnatowicz, a cybernetics sculptor, Senster was one of the very first computer controlled robots. While it was sessile, it responded with curiousity to movement and sound. While the design of Senster was beautiful enough to still hold up today, what struck me about it was its similiarity to Outerspace, one of my very favorite robots. The two both have a very minimal anti-humanoid form, and move in such non-threatening glides. I think they both represent the intelligent mechanical forms we can come to expect from the non military robot sector.

For the the most interesting collection of robots on the internet, check out Near Near Future's "Robots" archive

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