We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation called The Robot Group which holds weekly meetings to discuss projects, show off our work, and meet people like you. Meetings are open to the public. If you are in the Austin area and are interested in electronics, robotics, and just meeting a great bunch of really talented people come on by! You will find our current schedule on our calendar page or at on our Meetup page.
The Robot Group was founded in the Spring of 1989 by a small group of Austin, TX artists and engineers who shared a common vision: utilizing technology to provide and explore new mediums for art. These individuals began gathering at Discovery Hall science museum, and working on projects. The staff at Discovery Hall referred to this conglomeration as “The Robot Group” so as to distinguish it from the “Computer Group” and the “Exhibits Group” that also met in the building, and it was under that name that the group was incorporated on December 17, 1992.
Through the synergy of fusing art and technology, The Robot Group has stimulated the public into a playful interest in high technology, and art now has new vehicles for effecting culture.
The Robot Group has attracted a diverse audience of young and old, tech and non-tech alike. Each with the curiosity to see the artful gracefulness with which man and machine can create new worlds.
The Robot Group has attracted national and international, recognition. The Group’s activities have inspired articles in Newsweek, Mondo 2000 , boing-boing, FringeWare Review as well as appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America and an episode of Invention on the Discovery Channel. Other TV appearances include the debut episode of Art Brigade, and the German program Kulture Report.