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a story gathering robot by Alexander Reben

What would happen if the success of a robot was depending on its interaction with a human being?Inspired by projects such as the Afghan Explorer, a robotic war correspondent that can get to places even veteran war correspondents can not reach, Alexander developed 'Boxie' an information gathering robot. Boxie roams the room independently and gathers stories from people passing by, recording the interaction with a built-in camera. Help Boxie to complete his goal and share your story at ArtBots Gent 2011! 


Alexander is an engineer by day and an artist by night. He has a background in robotics, interaction and tangible design. When not working on robots and novel interfaces, Alex creates and builds kinetic, robotic and interactive art. He is a graduate from the MIT Media Lab and has taught courses at MIT and workshops internationally. Work Alex has done has been shown at Ars Electronica, MIT, Axiom, EYEBEAM, The Whitney Biennial, the RISD Sol Koffer gallery and others.
Alex’s investigations into art and science have been published in major proceedings and books.

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