Tuesday, April 14, 2009
What We're Watching: Tweenbots
Are they art? Are they science? Who cares when they're so darn cute!
Tweenbots are smiley little robots that need your help to complete a task. Kacie Kinzer, a grad student at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, sets her Tweenbots loose on the streets of New York to see if regular New Yorkers will help them reach their destination. (The destination is written on a "help me!" flag sprouting out of the Tweenbot. Like I said, adorable.)
In this video, watch New Yorkers come to the aid of a Tweenbot trying to cross Washington Square Park. It's like On The Street meets R2D2.
And if you're wondering how a paper bag on wheels got so cute, it's all explained here.
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