Artbotics Presents its Summer Production

09/04/2007
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Student-created Museum Exhibit Opens Sept. 7
 
LOWELL-- Eight local students had the coolest summer jobs around, participating in a collaborative program with UMass Lowell’s computer science and arts departments.

The students, selected from UML’s afterschool programs, spent eight weeks in a basement lab space creating interactive displays for The Revolving Museum.  Their charge: create an exhibit that will get high school students excited about technology.

The result is a short film featuring a variety of robotic stars ߝ including an angry onion, a naive flower, an insecure vacuum cleaner and a body-building mussel ߝ in a parody of popular TV reality shows.

Students will present their film at an opening at The Revolving Museum in Lowell on Friday, Sept. 7, from 7-10 p.m.  Additionally, students will bring their robots, and share details (via storyboards, a daily journal, and engineering drafts) about the process from brainstorm through design. 

The Artbotics program was developed by Associate Prof. Holly Yanco of UML’s Computer Science Department with the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation. For more information, visit www.artbotics.org.