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RoboKumbia

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A robot band to diversify technology

For this group project, students were invited to consider what technology might look like if it were conceived in an urban Mexican context rather than in the confines of Silicon Valley. Separated into different teams, students were inspired by everyday objects to build hyper-local robots whose playful form and function reflect the context in which they were constructed. When synchronised with each other, the robots function as a musical band, playing ‘La Sampuesana’, the first Cumbia (i.e. Colombian) song to be brought to Mexico.

Tec de Monterrey & José de la O

  • Tecnológico de Monterrey

    Mónica Arriaga Rivera, Doménica Paola Verduga Mayorga, Víctor Hugo Romo Vidal, Gustavo Pacheco Herrera, Diana Denisse Salmerón, Elba del Carmen Rodríguez, Ileana Monserrat Antuñano, Jesús Martínez, Ana Isabel Guerrero, Marco Antonio Ibarra Neri. We are a group of students of Tecnológico de Monterrey that collaborated with Studio José de la O to develop an especulative project about how technology would look like if it was conceived under a mexican-urban context. The project was developed in Product and Systems Design II class at Tecnológico de Monterrey.more

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