Sat: 10 am-6 pm
The Scoperta Project has created Moving Furniture, a collection of robotized living room furniture, including 3 armchairs, 2 love-seats and a coffee table. Each stand-alone robot is electrically powered, controlled by joystick, and can carry between 1 and 3 adults for up to 6 hours, at a speed of 10 km/h. Participants are invited to drive the furniture, and to explore the surreal mixture of the mundane and the moving.
The Scoperta Project is an Open-Source robotics collective, dedicated to Education and Creativity. We have developed both large and small robotics platforms. The large form can be used to create human-scale tools and devices that perform real work. Using this media for creative expression, we have developed our current exhibition “Moving Furniture”, a fleet of 6 pieces of drivable living room furniture. The small form of Scoperta is used to lead robotics workshops, where members of the public can build their own robot in the course of an afternoon. Community building is integral to any open-source initiative, and in all our efforts we encourage everyone to try something new, to learn and do, to create and express, and to share their learning and discoveries with the community. The leaders of the Scoperta Project are Jim Akeson, Mike Hermann, Christine Akeson, and Dan Damron.