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sonic Degrees of Freedom / ARS Electronica 2016

sonic Degrees of Freedom / ARS Electronica 2016

analog modular synthesizer meets collaborative / sensitive robot

an iiwa lbr robot as control interface … a big joystick with 7 degrees of freedom, 7 joints and axis which offer information on position, direction of movement, velocity etc. and all of that as analog control voltages, in a very similar rule like analog modular synthesizers need for voltage controled operation.

the great thing is, the iiwa lbr is defintely collaborative and sensitive, it awaits your moves, yet anticipating it and following your directed pressure and enganges the servos to make it easy and gently movable, with very little power needed.


sonic Degrees of Freedom

Sonic Degrees of Freedom – audiovisual environment translating the digital with analogue, and physical with virtual – turning a “collaborative” robot into a controller for the audio-visual environment, dancing sound-gesture. “SdoF” is set as an environment, so one can experience, how to move the interactive, anticipative machine, feeling the interactivity and responsiveness, the machine demands, while it is so feely, that one can move it with fingers, if force and movement are felt fully unthought, but done.

Concept / Idea / Realization: Johannes Braumann, Chris Noelle, Michael Schweiger

Johannes Braumann heads the  laboratory for creative robotics at UfG Linz,  co-founded Robots in Architecture.
Michael Schweiger – sound artist / sonic thinker heads K2 Soundstudio at UfG Linz.
Chris Noelle – multimedia artist,  in the fields of projection mapping, interactive design and lightpainting.
The chair for Individualized Production in Architecture at RWTH Aachen explores new robotic applications, in the fields of design and construction.  Supported by KUKA Robotics CEE

Robots in Architecture