Robot Sticks To Its Knitting at Maker Faire UK

Dale Dougherty

I'm founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire, which are produced by Maker Media, where I'm Executive Chairman. I am also Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (www.makered.org).

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By Dale Dougherty

I'm founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire, which are produced by Maker Media, where I'm Executive Chairman. I am also Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (www.makered.org).

242 Articles

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One of my favorite maker exhibits at Maker Faire UK in Newcastle this weekend is by Andy Noyes, a first-time participant in Maker Faire. His knitting animatronic robot, AGNES, doesn’t just go through the motions of knitting. She actually produces a knitted scarf using a circular loom. Andy said he’s just glad she continues to work through the long weekend.

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Here’s a short video of AGNES in action.

I could watch this captivating robot perform its repetitive sequence over and over. I’m not alone as others gather around for a good look at Roboknit. That she looks up from her knitting now and then is a wonderful gesture, which some find a bit creepy.

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