The creepy & # 39; forced exoskeletrave & # 39; where the bodies of dancers are controlled by ROBOTIC SUITS
- A performance piece uses exoskeletons to rave a & # 39; forced & # 39; to be carried out
- Artists are instructed against their will by a kind of digital & # 39; puppeteer & # 39;
- The piece is on & # 39; dark industrial & # 39; music and is intended as a commentary
- Exoskeletons have also found applications in construction and in the medical field
A robotic exoskeleton and performance art installation automates the discipline of synchronized dance.
At San Francisco Gray Area Festival, an annual event that combines art, technology and music, creates an exhibition called & # 39; Inferno & # 39; use of robotics to make people dolls.
With an exoskeleton and a & # 39; dark industrial & # 39; soundtrack recommends Inferno the limbs of the participants for an enchanting – so unpleasant – performance.
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Participants in the piece are subject to the input of a & # 39; DJ & # 39; who controls both the music and the way subjects dance to it
& # 39; Each robot is designed to make dynamic movements that are choreographed and activated by the artists, mobilizing the artists to dance on time to the dark, industrial techno soundtrack for the audience & # 39 ;, says a description on the website of the event.
The installation, described by a Twitter user as a & # 39; forced rave & # 39 ;, is not only fascinating to see, but according to the creators of the routine, Louis-Philippe Demers and Bill Vorn, is designed to initiate discussions about agency and technology.
Participants in the piece are subject to the input of a & # 39; DJ & # 39; who controls both the music and the way subjects dance to it.
& # 39; Inferno is shifting the command from artist to computer and the role from audience to performer, and wonders what the nature of control and agency is in the landscape of technology and performance & # 39 ;, says Inferno.
& # 39; At the border of art and technology, this interactive performance forms a remarkably unique experience that questions our world in its transformation. & # 39;
Although the installation is intended more as a meta-commentary than as a demonstration of practical technology, the use of exoskeletons is far from science fiction.
Exoskeletons that improve and enhance human skills have increasingly become a reality, especially in the world of construction and emergency aid.
At the San Francisco Gray Area Festival, an annual event that combines art, technology and music, the exhibition uses & # 39; Inferno & # 39; robotics to turn people into dolls
With an exoskeleton and a & # 39; dark industrial & # 39; soundtrack recommends Inferno the limbs of the participants for a fascinating – so unpleasant – performance
Last month, an international working group, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), announced that they are starting to introduce standards for the use of exoskeletons worldwide.
The group will focus on & # 39; industrial, emergency aid, medical, military and consumer applications & # 39 ;, according to the ASTM.
Robotic skeletons have also found applications to help people with physical disabilities walk.
WHAT ARE THE HALL & # 39; CYBORG LEGS & # 39 ;?
Japanese robotics company has been developing HAL cyborg legs since 2009.
The hybrid assistant limb robot suit is worn as an exoskeleton and can be used to help people with disabilities learn to walk again.
The robot suit fits around the wearer's abdomen and legs to support people who otherwise cannot walk independently.
HAL is often used by people who suffer from paraplegia.
HAL can be adjusted based on the leg length, hip width and foot sizes of the person.
The Hybrid Assistive Limb robot suit has sensors that attach to the wearer's legs, which then detect bio-electrical signals that are transmitted from the brain to the muscles.
It comes in one color – pearly white – but can be made in small, medium and large sizes.
These are the specifications:
- Small – between 145 and 165 centimeters
- Average – between 150 and 170 centimeters
- Large – between 165 and 185 centimeters
- Users must weigh less than 175 pounds
- A modified lithium battery lasts up to 90 minutes after a single charge
- HAL comes with a strap for attachment, hip support, custom shoe and other accessories
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