My most ambitious project as a maker and tinkerer. Headless was a robotic installation that made movements and generated sounds. The sculpture was designed to be performed with on stage in a concert situation. The movements were intended to express the energy of the sound profile and to allow the listener’s imagination to connect the movement with the sound. The sculpture had 2 arms and 8 degrees of freedom. The flexibility was given my a custom-made joint that allowed movement in two direction. The joints were remotely controlled my pulling steel wires (tendons) via tubes (PTFE sheaths).
HEADLESS is a robotic sculpture that makes movements and generates sound. It consists of a body and two arms, being capable of movement in 8 degrees of freedom. Each arm has two modular joints actuated by steel wire. The wires are pulled by pulleys attached to stepper motors located inside the sculpture's body where the computer controls the drivers, motors, gears and loudspeakers. This robotic sculpture is made to be presented on stage during a concert of electronic music or during an exhibition. The making took two years of research, prototyping and fun.