remote sonar drawing device

This device was a multinational tele-presence robotic installation installed at Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón-Asturias, Spain and the Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab, University of Minnesota. This installation consisted of a drawing arm and sonar sensor array installed in Minnesota and a drawing arm and sonar sensor array installed in Spain. The information gathered by the sensors was sent via the internet to the drawing arm in the opposite location. Therefore, the arm in Spain produced drawings based on the inputs it received from the sensor array in Minnesota and vise-versa. The public was encouraged to participate at both locations producing gestural drawings halfway around the world.

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This map illustrates the locations of the drawing arm and sensor array pairs in Minnesota and Spain.



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