How does a famous-rapper-slash-business-tycoon and a tech titan launch a collaborative project? Apparently, by throwing a fancy soirée graced by the presence of a robotic Picasso. In honor of Intel’s and SMS Audio’s (a company founded by 50 Cent) new heart rate-monitoring headphones, a team of interactive artists led by Aramique created a robot that can draw its viewers’ heartbeats. You simply place your hand on a sensor for 30 seconds, and the aptly named Heart Bot’s arms will start moving, sketching your heartbeat with pens. It does so by feeding your heart’s rhythm to a software that translates it to movements for Heart Bot’s pen-equipped mechanical arms.
Heart Bot was on display for one day during the party (no word on whether Bacardi was served) at The New Museum in New York, before it toured Intel’s facilities in San Francisco. According to Motherboard, you might catch a glimpse of it at CES 2015, but make sure to watch how it works below, just in case that doesn’t push through.
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