Amir Bastan



Two industrial robot arms as puppet players. Via an app developed by the research unit “Creative Robotics” at the University of Art and Design Linz, visitors can control the two robotic arms with the smartphone and the puppets attached to them can be moved. Human craftsmanship and creativity serve as the starting point for the machine choreography and the delicate interplay of the powerful robot arms and the fragile marionettes. Robotics at the interface between the digital and physical world.

Conception and technical implementation: Ars Electronica Futurelab (Kerstin Blätterbinder, Stefan Mittlböck, Erwin Reitböck, Peter Freudling, Otto Naderer)
CREATIVE ROBOTICS – Kunstuniversität Linz: Johannes Braumann, Amir Bastan
Marionettes: Michael Lauss
3D Print: Benjamin Krux
With the kind support of KUKA CEE GmbH