The Robot Project
The Robot Project is all about tributing the Swedish pop star Robyn. The project began in spring 2013 and ends in January 2014. Watch the video above to get to know the project’s background. Or jump to the video from Robyn’s visit.
Each year a selected group of students studying mechatronics at KTH – Sweden’s largest technical university – build a robot together. This year is a little different though, since the students have decided to dedicate the robot to indie-superstar Robyn. The reason for this is Robyn’s obvious love for robots. She has written several songs about them, such as ”Fembot”, ”Robot Boy” and ”The Girl And The Robot” – which is a collaboration with norwegian Royksopp. But there is another reason; Robyn has something any engineer can be inspired by – the urge to find new expressions and break new ground.
The main goal for this project is for Robyn to embrace and interact with the robot, both physically and digitally. But there is a secondary goal – to honor everyone who choses to go their own way and has a desire to push our development forward. Because without them, we would be stuck in a much less pleasant time.
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Help us name the robot!
The ending is near. Now, we need your help to name Robyn’s robot. What should we call it? We’ve been thinking of a bunch of names. The most obvious one might be ”Robyt” or something quite similar. But wouldn’t be cool with some ordinary name like ”Stuart”,”Steve” or ”Hilda”? Or something Swedish like ”Sigrid” or ”Hasse”? Please comment or write on our wall.
Pic from today. Mathilde installs some cords.
Mantra at KTH: ”if it ain’t broken, break it”. We would like to add: ”…break it, improve it”.Read more
Follow a group of students at Sweden’s most prestigious technical university, KTH, while they build a robot as a tribute to swedish indie-superstar Robyn.
If you have any thoughts, questions or ideas regarding the project, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to build a robot too, or maybe construct the eighth wonder of the world? Then check out KTH’s different programmes and courses that will make this possible, at www.kth.se/utbildning.