Peter Coppin | Main menu | Projects | Inverse Human [1996]

Humans both shape and are shaped by their machinic surroundings. To embrace this idea, we created a robotic exoskeleton that surrounds the right arm of a human subject.

The human subject uses a hand controller to move the machine encased arm. This attempt by the subject to move the encased arm programs the robot. After a time the robot begins to control the human arm based on its "learned" movements, thus "re-programming" the human wearer.

This robot can also interface with standard telephone lines, allowing a human robot wearer to be controlled from any touch-tone telephone in the world.

Project directors: Peter Coppin, Michael Parris and Martin C. Martin
Mechanical design and fabrication: Peter Coppin and Michael Parris
Electronics and computer programming: Martin C. Martin