BlipTronic 3000 was an interactive robotic installation, and a collaboration between Sussex University and Brighton University students.
Created for a robotic exhibition, in the Lanes in Brighton, during the summer of 2005.
We created an installation where the virtual robots flocked to the real robots and depending on where you placed the real robots, the virtual robots and the real robots would create sub base sound or a crackling sound. The sound changed depending on if the robots were in the middle or the edges. If left unattended, the virtual robots flocked around the real robots in a swarm.
This installation was particularly entertaining for the children, and the adults got a well deserved break from shopping with the kids!
The installation had an effect of calming and soothing for everyone.