Out of Work Robots Turn to Art

The wold of robotics came full circle this month as Audi plants in Europe were shuttered and the robots laid off. Like most workers getting the pink slip in the automotive industry, these bots had to reassess their life situation, and a few have decided to follow their lifelong dream of becoming a famous artist.

Next month as part of the London Design Festival an installation will be performed by a octet of dancing artistic arms of commerce. Both visitors to the square, as well as a global web audience can interact with the installation via www.outrace.org. The designers responsible for bringing this to London are Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram.

So if you're going to be in London from September 16-23, 2010 get out and support this endeavor. We don't want a bunch of disgruntled laid off autoworker bots rampaging through Europe.

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