21-24 July 2022 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Ohbot Robots

Ohbot robots are a new computer output device in which human ideas are expressed through programming head, eye and mouth movement, speech and sensing.

We’ll have six animatronic robot heads including Ohbot and our new Picoh robot. Visitors will be free to program the robots using a simple block coding interface. As they create and modify programs the robot’s behaviour will alter. We have no control over how the robots will be made to behave. Perhaps they will be made to interact, speak, rap, sense faces or spoken words, look around, dance, grimace or smile. There may be dancing and singing robots!