In 2005 LaFábricaDeCosasBonitas introduced ANA, an Autonomous, Non violent Agent; a robot demostrator. The 1st version of ANA supported CCD camera glasses; microphone ear-rings; appropiate demostration attire; identification badge and a banner with slogans. The lower half of the robot was equipped with sonar and infrared enabling her to avoid obstacles as well as police.
In 2007 LaFábricaDeCosasBonitas showed the 2nd version of ANA at MOVE AGAINST G8 in Rostock. This new ANA was possible thank to many people that helped us. So:
Arteleku's folks and Hugh,
Igor and Angela,
Lieven and Kurt and Ghent dorkbot,
Juan Carlos, LADINAMO and Madrid dorkbot,
Pep, Mira and Miriam at Visor gallery,
Nau Coclea, Telenoika and Miles de Viviendas,
Xabier and other hackers at Mataro hackmeeting,
Maria at Netlatch,
Bruno at Max magazine,
Joshua at Newsweek Europe,
Koldo at The Balde,
Regine at we-make-for-money-not-art.com
Maria and Mattias, our Hamburg friends without whom wouldn't have been possible to be at Rostock. And to all the people at MOVE AGAINST G8 for their exceptional good work.
Laura & Laura, family and friends for their patience with us while doing strange things.
Thank you SO MUCH!!!
ANA version 2 is driven by GPS or Radio Control. It is capable of avoiding obstacles, and navigating in non structured environments. It is very cheap and robust and can transport a fully equiped dummy demostrator.