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ROBOTRONICA

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Robotronica 2013

Robotronica 2013 attracted over 10,000 people across 30 projects by local and international scientists, roboticists, engineers, performers, designers and interactive artists.

The event featured Diamandini Robot who wondered through the rooms of Old Government House, Japan's leading roboticist Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro and his talking doppelganger Geminoid and the Ars Electronica's 'Spaxels'. This Australian premiere was part of the final performance for Robotronica. 30 Quadrocopters, framed by the two new Science & Engineering buildings, maneuvered into the sky over Brisbane. The Spaxels are an illuminated performance of choreographed quadcopters, which dance in the sky like clusters of moving stars. Reminiscent of fireflies, the quadcopters blanketed the sky in illuminated patterns and choreography, accompanied with lighting and sound effects. The quadcopters intricately maneuvered into varying formations in the sky, including a kangaroo, dancing figures and a symbol of the Brisbane River.