Artist/roboticist teaching neural-net bots to love and dance to punk music – Boing Boing

Artist Fiddian Warman built some robots controlled by a neural network. neural networks can learn, so he’s been playing them classic punk records in an attempt to turn them into robotic versions of his younger self. the robots are 2 metres tall and have the ability to pogo. It all culminates in a gig at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London 3-5 July 2008: bring your friends

This should be good.

(Disclosure: I was at the Centre For Electronic Arts with Fiddian, I was also briefly in SoDA with him, and he’s great.)