Oribotics [network] was a unique art and technology installation in the Atrium at Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia, drawing on cutting edge research in biology, computing, and scientific origami. Visitors discoverer living biomimetic works attached to the glass panes of the Atrium’s Fracture Galleries.
The robots, rooted to the architecture, their faceted folded mechanical blossoms attracting data, moving in response to the physical audience and stimuli from online users at www.oribotics.net. In Oribotics [network] each robot was individually connected to the vastness of the internet, to local mobile phones, and wifi networks, enabling interaction via mobile devices and the web.
Visitors came with their laptops, PDAs, or mobile phones, started up their wifi connections and ‘networked’ with the oribots. Or point your browser to www.oribotics.net and explored the virtual world of the oribots digestion. Witnessing the results of four years development of intricately folded designs integrated with robotic mechanisms.