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ROS in art installations/projects

I’d love to see a list of different art projects that have used/are using ROS, so there’s something to point artists to if they’re looking to get started on anything remotely ROS-related.

If there’s already a list of these projects somewhere that I missed, please point me to it!

Here are some I’m aware of already:

I’m sure there must be many more, spread throughout the internet, difficult to uncover with search keywords unless you have heard of them already…

Any ideas are welcome!


Theatre with PR2s

I also had some point cloud based pieces accepted to an art exhibition ArtShow3ArtShow2ArtShow1

Check out DS&R’s Musings on a Glass Box and Shelley Jordan’s (Lost) in the Woods from the Art Using ROS article

I was the robotics lead on Musings on a Glass Box. We had 4 robotic buckets powered by ROS, navigation around a room filled with actuated water dripping systems and some custom computer-vision boxes for navigation and tracking.


These are fantastic! Thanks for the pointers @DLu and @MyNameIsCosmo!

I ought to apologise to my previous supervisor @severin-lemaignan for forgetting to list Roboscopie first up :blush: Isn’t it an interesting perspective that a lot of the time just what we consider “the norm” in robotics looks whacky enough to be considered as art… e.g. the overlay of the ontology in Roboscopie, and the point clouds that you showed @DLu .

The level of close-contact interaction with the robot in Sky Sky Sky (e.g. the hug) would probably surprise many people. I won’t try to be an art critic here, so I’ll just throw in the word “juxtaposition” and be done…

Hah, I would have loved to have seen those buckets roaming around to “catch” the water droplets: it’s a clever idea!

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