Next edition of the Robotics Workshop
This year we will use the Robotics workshop to investigate Biomimicry, the way that we, as designer, builders, hackers or whatever other form of practitioner we are trying to be, can borrow, copy or steal ideas from natural systems for our constructions. We will have the pleasure of a visit from Micha Dienst, who teaches and researches in Magdeburg and Berlin, to accopany the workshop.
The robotics workshop has never been and never will be a comprehensive introduction to robot building in any sense. All we expect from the participants is to undertake a mechanical experiment with their eyes and ears wide open in order to see what really happens. In order to then take that which happens further, distinct from what they thought would happen. Material Thinking in its best form. Inspired by nature, learning from experience.
Participants will plan an assembly, construct it, observe it and take it further. Keen observations, a sense of humour and preparations for broken fingernails are all that are required.