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Beggar Robot 2.0


Ljubljana, Slovenia (presently in Japan)
Interactive public installation

This robot was made using free hardware and software for materially disadvantaged people. It serves as a messenger exclaiming that too much of the world is getting poorer, not richer. An experiment showed that the wealthier part of society shows more sympathy toward marginalized groups when communicating from a safe distance, using technology as an interface.
Thanks: Takanori Endo, Yu Fukui, Hiromi Imamura, Hiromitsu Murakami

Date: 2006.09.15 7:56 PM |