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Slideshow: Artsy Robots Take Center Stage
11/8/2013

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A Missouri couple has built an entire online business out of creating and selling art-inspired robots. Their site, Nerdbots, features a number of robots made out of found and unusual objects. Fanfare, pictured, consist primarily of the parts of an old rotary telephone. Most of the robots are crafted from objects the couple finds in antique and thrift stores and are priced in the $250 to $300 range.  (Source: Nerdbots LLC)
A Missouri couple has built an entire online business out of creating and selling art-inspired robots. Their site, Nerdbots, features a number of robots made out of found and unusual objects. Fanfare, pictured, consist primarily of the parts of an old rotary telephone. Most of the robots are crafted from objects the couple finds in antique and thrift stores and are priced in the $250 to $300 range.
(Source: Nerdbots LLC)

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Charles Murray
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Re: What a range of creative robotics
Charles Murray   11/8/2013 6:30:59 PM
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I agree, Rob. The sleep robots are intriguing. I wonder what the criteria is for creating the art. If you thrash about in your sleep, does it create chaotic-looking art?

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Charles Murray   11/8/2013 5:32:20 PM
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Whether it was their intention or not, the creators of the Davidson College robots are actually dealing with that slippery concept known as the "uncanny valley" (where humanoid robots give people the creeps). By sensing smiles are reacting positively, I would think they're helping to alleviate that creepy feeling. Nice slideshow, Liz.

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NadineJ   11/8/2013 5:25:51 PM
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This is very cool.  I really enjoy the work by Strukt.  It would great to see them partner with Banksy on more political work or David O'Reilly with social commentary. 

Simultaneous art can break down barriers.

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Ann R. Thryft   11/8/2013 12:19:15 PM
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Thanks, Elizabeth, this is fun.







Rob Spiegel
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What a range of creative robotics
Rob Spiegel   11/8/2013 8:20:50 AM
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Nice slideshow, Elizabeth. There's a lot to like here. The robots in drama are new to me. I love the robots who capture your sleep.

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