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Tweenbots April 22, 2009

Posted by mcomeara in Uncategorized.
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A student at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts designed and documented the journey of a simplistic robot from one end of Washington Square Park to the other. The robot moves in a straight line and at a constant speed and thus requires the intervention of humans to guide it on its intended path. Having learned in psychology classes about the human tendency to ignore the problems of others when there are other witnesses in the vicinity (bystander effect), I was pleasantly surprised by the sheer volume of help directed towards the tweenbot.

 

Tweenbot in action

Tweenbot in action

 

 

This is adorable. Check out the vid. @ tweenbots.com.


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