This was the neatest find of the weekend and I'm sure any of you who come by would be as charmed as I am (except Randal who enjoys his reputation as a grump). The robot can only move in a straight line and has a little flag with the name of its destination. Please check out her web site.
Robot/People art by Kacie Kinzer
"In New York, we are very occupied with getting from one place to another. I wondered: could a human-like object traverse sidewalks and streets along with us, and in so doing, create a narrative about our relationship to space and our willingness to interact with what we find in it? More importantly, how could our actions be seen within a larger context of human connection that emerges from the complexity of the city itself? To answer these questions, I built robots."* Tuesday update: They've taken the video away but it's still a cool site to link to since the map of how far it got is pretty amazing and the video is embedded there too.