The coined word “Robotinity” combines the concepts ‘humanity’ and ‘robots’.
Robots embody the thoughts, technologies, and cultures of the humans who create them, but also reflect the society, art, and technology of the age, like a mirror. So how do we envision the robots of the future?
Nowadays, it is not only research centers or specialized laboratories making robots such as DIY robots, flying drones or smart cars. In the Cambrian era of robotics, a share culture of various technologies based on open-source and a self-innovative environment, e.g. 3D printers, accelerates the creation of diverse robots.
The Robotinity exhibition features Electric Circus⎯the creator of Dirk, the homeless robot, Ars Electronica Futurelab⎯the developers of Spaxels and Smart Atoms with an artistic expression of robotics, and the PLEN project, which proposes a new robot genesis created by people.
The search for a new definition of robots has begun.
To ask the question “What is it like to be a robot?” is like asking what it is like to be a human being. Future “Robot Culture” will be discussed in the light of cutting edge robot technology and in collaboration with Osaka and the world.