Friday, 14 May, 2010 Technology
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Robotic Octopus to Be Installed in Trafalgar Square

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A huge robotic octopus is going to be installed in Trafalgar Square. The idea came to designers Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram, who decided to build their installation for the London Design Festival, which will be held in September.

Designers entitled their installation Outrace; it features six robotic arms that are usually used in the car-manufacturing industry and namely they were borrowed from Audi.

One of the most interesting things about these robotic arms is that each would be controlled by members of the public, who will be able to trace shapes in the air. It is worth mentioning that the London Design Festival is the one that has commissioned the two designers to come up with an installation for the Trafalgar Square this year, informs Dezeen.

People will be able to make text inputs as light traces that will appear as a result of the synchronized movement of the robotic arms. The works of members of the public will be recorded with the help of high-definition video equipment and then posted online.

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