Mimus is a giant industrial robot that's curious about the world around her. Mimus sees the world differently than us - she uses sensors embedded in the ceiling above to see everyone around her simultaneously. Mimus can react and move quickly around her space to follow your actions and try to decipher your body language.
Madeline Gannon, who created Mimus, believes that the robots of the future shouldn't replace us, but rather augment our own abilities and be designed with a focus on human interaction. Her goal in this exhibit is that the behavior and design are intuitive in a way that people who have never even seen a robot before will be able to immediately understand how to interact with Mimus.
For more information on Madeline's work visit- atonaton.com/mimus
Mimus will be on exhibit at the opening of The Design Museum in London on November 24th, 2016. Visit here to find out more - designmuseum.org
Commissioned by The Design Museum, June 2016
Development Team: Madeline Gannon, Julián Sandoval, Kevyn McPhail, Ben Snell
Sponsors: Autodesk's Boston Build Space (vimeo.com/buildspace) & Pier 9 (autodesk.com/pier9)
ABB Ltd (new.abb.com/products/robotics)
The Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry(studioforcreativeinquiry.org).
Director, Camera, Editor - Charlie Nordstrom
2nd Camera - Stebs!
Assistant Editor - Blue Bergen
"See Through Walls" by Anitek
"Away With the Night" by Ketsa
Available on Free Music Archive - freemusicarchive.org
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