thumbnail-1575_2_1.jpg Draft: 6 robot arms tracking satellites
Draft: 6 robot arms tracking satellites

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satellite-controlled kinetic installation

With friendly support of NKA (National Cultural Funds) and IHM (Ministry of Informatics and Communication) Nextlab together with its partners Hydromatic and Rational has developed an object, a 6 arm robot, which constantly tracks Global Positioning System satellites. Every arm of the sculpture follows the orbit of one of 24 celestial bodies through the horizon, so it moves and changes its appearence permanently.

Since the development process is as important as the result itself, we would like to share our thoughts and our work, from the first experiments through different testing phases until finishing the installation in autumn 2005.