strange machines with the oddity of energy
Energy is on everyone's lips, from conservation to clean, from personal to mystical. This year's Robotics Workshop deals with many forms of energy, the senseful and senseless conversion of one form into another, the confrontation of matter with motion, mass with energy, intent with randomness. Through the frustrations of intended movement, perturbations arise and new cycles of energy emerge. Bottle boats bashing against the wind, a reduced machine of unnecessary complexity, scholarly analyses of movement and control, the Zen of shaking; the workshop produces unusual and strange machines with the oddity of energy expended.