Even if you don’t appreciate art, you can’t deny that this Walking Head Robot by Australian artist Stelarc is captivating. Among other features, the Walking Head has a scanning ultra-sound sensor that detects a human presence. When a person does enter the gallery, it will stand and go through a pre-programmed series of movements – using its tilt sensor system to help orientate itself. It can also react with a series of facial behaviors like nods, turns, tilts, and even vocalizations.
Yeah, it’s creepy – but imagine combining it with this.
The Walking Head Robot is set to make it’s debut at the dott 07 festival this October. More pictures are available after the break.
— Sean Fallon