Condemned by the gods, Sisyphus must shoulder his boulder up the mountainside for eternity. So too this art robot! Its novel mechanism pulls a steel ball through sand, building intricate dune patterns – only to see them destroyed and built anew.

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Bruce Shapiro

Obsessed by connecting computers to things that move, began with creation of the first Eggbot in 1990. Continues to pursue this passion, preaching a gospel of DIY motion control, and installing art machines in museums throughout the world.