Robot House Event
Friday, May 17, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join Anna Dumitriu and Alex May in a smart home full of moving and talking robot companions and carers on Friday 17th between 3pm-7pm at The University of Hertfordshire's Robot House in a rare opportunity to visit this secret research location and see the artworks and interventions they have created after living there for one week!
The artists will be resident in The University of Hertfordshire’s Robot House between 13th and 17th May 2013. The artists will spend a week living in the house surrounded by research robots and document their experiences here making artwork in response to the situation. So far no-one has spent longer living in the house. The residency aims to raise public awareness around of The University of Hertfordshire’s work on the Accompany (Acceptable robotiCs COMPanions for AgeiNg Year) EU Project.
There will be a special event between 3pm and 7pm on 17th May with an exhibition, performance and a chance to meet the robots, including My New Robot Companion, which will be worked on throughout the week and there will be a chance to meet University of Hertfordshire’s famous robot KASPAR (pictured below). To apply to attend the event please book a ticket, the house is in a secret location and you will need directions/instructions which you will be sent prior to the event. The house is near Hatfield Station in Hertfordshire.
Read about their experiences here on their residency blog.
There will be an artists talk (open to the public) at 1pm 15th May as part of the Computer Science Research Colloquium on the University of Herfordshire Campus. See link for details.