Hitchbot’s poetry-writing sibling may even make its approach throughout Canada
Whereas Hitchbot was bumming rides throughout Canada and Germany, its sibling kulturBot remained at house to maintain their “mother and father” firm. Now kulturBot is occurring an journey of its personal, touring with musicians, poets and different inventive varieties aboard the Nice Canadian PoeTrain Tour. See, it may be made out of a pasta strainer and a vacuum, however it’ll match proper in with the opposite passengers — in any case, the little machine is a wordsmith itself. Its creators, Dr. David Harris and Dr. Frauke Zeller, designed kulturBot to put in writing poetry utilizing phrases and phrases taken from the diaries of Canadian geographer and fur dealer David Thompson.
The robotic’s lights flash each time it is completed composing a brand new poem, and a thermal printer embedded in its physique spits a printed copy out. Lots of its items reportedly make as a lot sense as a drunk, stuttering beginner at a Friday night time poetry slam, however Harris believes they’re nonetheless “unusually lovely.” This is an instance the builders gave to The Toronto Star (formatting ours):
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Be happy to formulate your personal interpretation.
The machine happening an eight-day journey from Toronto to Vancouver is definitely the third era, with earlier iterations visiting museums and galleries as an alternative. As Hitchbot wrote on its web site: “Although I’m clearly extra good-looking than my sibling, my kulturBot does have a couple of extra years of expertise.” Robopoet model three.zero’s journey will final from April 18th to twenty sixth, throughout which it’s going to be posting photographs and snippets of its new masterpieces on Fb and Twitter.
[Picture credit score: kulturBot/Fb]