“Robot Suit HAL” is a cyborg-type robot that can supplement, expand or improve physical capability.
When a person attempts to move, nerve signals are sent from the brain to the muscles via motoneurons, moving the musculoskeletal system as a consequence. At this moment, very weak biosignals can be detected on the surface of the skin. “HAL” catches these signals through a sensor attached on the skin of the wearer. Based on the signals obtained, the power unit is controlled to move the joint in unison with the wearer’s muscle movement, enabling HAL to support the wearer’s daily activities.
CYBERDYNE Inc. is a venture firm aiming to utilize accomplishments by Prof. Sankai and his laboratory at University of Tsukuba.
The good news now is that its going to be mass produced so it would be sold for affordable price ,so that the elderly people would be able to walk again.
AnimaLive and OddPost Entertainment have teamed up to bring live cartoon entertainment to audiences at three Butlins holiday resorts across the UK with a brand new Looney Tunes live stage show. Mixing live action and animation on stage and screen using a bespoke AnimaLive configuration the show has been entertaining sell-out audiences of all ages at Butlins Minehead, Skegness and Bognor Regis since it debuted in May.
The puppet player wears a wearable system to control the cartoon role, and set a micro camera to see the audience reaction. The puppet player can give the real time conversation with the audience. The wearable system include a speaker, real time body motion capture device and so on.The value of this digital performance system provide a user friendly control condition. The puppet player control the puppets by natural human behaviors.
Puppet Parade is an interactive installation that allows children to use their arms to puppeteer larger than life creatures projected on the wall in front of them. Children can also step in to the environment and interact with the puppets directly, petting them or creating food for them to eat. This dual interactive setup allows children to perform alongside the puppets, blurring the line between the ‘audience’ and the puppeteers and creating an endlessly playful dialogue between the children in the space and the children puppeteering the creatures.
Puppet Parade premiered at the 2011 Cinekid festival in Amsterdam. The project is based on Design I/O’s Kinect Puppet Prototype video and uses two Xbox Kinects to track the arms of the puppeteers. Puppet Parade is made with openFrameworks and ofxKinect.
Although It’s a old project by Daniel Rozin. But I still feel it is one of the classical interactive art works.
Follow the video you can see the concept and making process for this project.
Rozin is the Resident Artist and Associate Art Professor at ITP, Tisch School Of The Arts, NYU where he teaches such classes as: ”Project Development Studio” and ”Toy Design Workshop”. As developer, Rozin owns Smoothware Design, a software company that creates tools for the interactive art and multimedia authoring community.