Experience the Machina Ludens! A gigantic robot, with computer-controlled motors and sensor technique, comes to life and knows where to find you. He (or she!) reacts and responds to the physical presence of you. Machine Ludens ironizes his own grotesque appearance by childish behavior and thus gives a humorous explanation of where technology is now. The figure depicts the development of artificial intelligence by the use of self-learning algorithms. The skin of Machina Ludens is forged. This ancient technique contrasts with the used motors, wiring, spindles and drivers, that are also left visible in the design. Within Machine Ludens, the evolution in technology is shown in its design and techniques.
Machina Ludens is present at the festival on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday!