The Bard

Università IUAV di Venezia

(with M. Ferrari, A. Piccolo, G. Pizzolato e E. Salmaso Рat Università IUAV di Venezia Рprof. A. Vittori)

The Bard is an imaginary telling stories robot in the Isaac Asimov science-fiction novel Someday; that robot was the first inspiration for this project. Our interactive device is a toy meant for babies and toddlers to tell them short stories: two cubes interact with the baby and each one with the other.
Each side of the first cube shows a different character, each side of the second cube shows different story settings.
The baby chooses a combination ( 36 stories are recorded in our device) of character and setting; by moving one or both cubes the story starts, rotating one or both cubes the device selects a new story.