Interactive object
2004
University
Berlin University of the Arts
english | deutsch

Outerspace

Reactive robotic creature

Outerspace is a reactive robotic creature with animal-like behaviour. It was developed in collaboration with Andre Stubbe. Outerspace's fundamental motivation for any behaviour is based on curiosity, the desire to explore the surrounding space looking for contact. Touch it, play with it and watch its behaviour.

The project is at the edge of art and design involving various aspects of industrial design, physical computing & artificial intelligence. It was developed on the brief “Lustobjekt”, object of pleasure & desire, in the Digital Media Class at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Outerspace received an Honorary Mention Interactive Art at the Prix Ars Electronica 2006 and is the winner of the Europrix Top Talent Award 2006.


Work
Idea, concept, design, prototyping, building, Java software development, BX-24 microcontroller programming, video editing, web design

Assignment
The given task was to create a “Lustobjekt”, a reactive physical object by means of microcontrollers and sensors.

Project website

Prix Ars Electronica 2006 Honorary MentionTop Talent Award 2006 Overall Winner

Selected Exhibitions
– 2007 WIRED Nextfest, Los Angeles
– 2007 Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria
– 2006 STRP, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
– 2005 Artbots, Dublin, Ireland
– 2005 Designmai, Berlin, Germany