ITP Thesis Week 2009
Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8


Kacie Kinzer

Tweenbots are robots that are placed in the city with the hope of engaging pedestrians to act on their behalf.

Tweenbots are simple, human-dependent robots that are placed in urban public space. Through instruction sets displayed on flags and signs, Tweenbots communicate an intention or need to the people who encounter them. Fulfillment of this need is dependent on people’s willingness to step outside of habitual actions and engage with a technological object in the city space. The purpose for building Tweenbots is to facilitate an interaction that answers the question, “Can a small robot change how humans engage with the world?” The result is an unfolding story about the relationship between a robot, people and the city.

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