You may remember Heather Knight from her awesome Botacon talk entitled, “Robotic Touch: Capacitive Sensing to Understand Human Body Language.” Well, she’s organized a film festival! Wait for it… a film festival… about ROBOTS!1
The Robot Film Festival was founded by roboticist Heather Knight of Marilyn Monrobot to inject a sense of playfulness into traditional science and engineering and explore new frontiers for robotics before the technology is even possible.
The event itself is a two-day festival July 9-10 taking place at Three Legged Dog theater in lower Manhattan. In addition to the juried film screenings, there will be a live performances, cocktail and coffee mixers throughout AND a red carpet award ceremony with interactive installations and uniquely designed ‘botsker’ awards. Don’t forget your party shoes (or wheels)!
Please submit your outstanding, dazzling, hilarious or thought-provoking short film. JUST ONE REQUIREMENT: please feature a robot as one of the main characters as or framing devices of the narrative. Films should be less than 8 minutes long.
Deadline: June 5, 2011!
Follow us on twitter for the latest details: @robotfilmfest
- Yeah, I know the title of the post was kind of a spoiler… [↩]
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