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Budding Prospects Film Shoot

October 22, 2016

Oct 12 2016 last week, SRL played themselves for the filming of a pilot for the new Terry Zwigoff TV series Budding Prospects based on TC Boyle’s novel for Amazon. Shooting was at the Boxshop featuring the Inchworm, Sneaky Soldier, Jaws, Motoman Flamethrower, Meat Head, Pulse Jet. Mark Pauline played the role of the arresting […]

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Video Clip from SRL Film Shoot, Burke Ave

May 18, 2016

Video edited by Steve Bage shot April 24 2016 at a SRL film shoot on Burke Ave. More info on the gallery opening at Minnesota Street Project curated by Capital Gallery and the shoot as well as more images, video clips, and machine/crew info can be found here

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HST at the old SRL Shop

September 1, 2015

David Pescovitz posts about The Crazy Never Die HST documentary from the 80s on BoingBoing. The animated GIF he created at the bottom is HST at the old SRL shop. Mark recalls “This happened in 1987 around the Delusions show. I just remember that he was really stoned, and we basically tried to keep him […]

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The Offspring are for sale!

July 21, 2015

Now for sale on ebay: Buy your own SRL machine! One of the Offspring props from the Computer History Museum Show up on the auction block. Support SRL!! See:

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Google does a SRL Imitiation at Maker Faire 2015

May 17, 2015

This was spotted at Google’s booth at Maker Faire this weekend. Oddly reminiscent of the one we showed at the indoor/outdoor SRL events at Maker Faire 2007 sans protective plastic and using real peoples’ hands! (Thanks David Pescovitz for the video!) Compare with the more efficient moves and style of the SRL robot: More images […]

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SRL on the Institute for the Future’s Map

June 2, 2013

A new map from David Pescovitz for the Institute for the Future on the Coming Age of Networked Matter features SRL as an example of maniacal machine mobs. Reminds me of the research I was involved with at PARC on the network effect of recombinant computing where devices can communicate their capabilities and they join […]

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Local Show Setup Request

September 5, 2012

SRL is seeking assistance to find locations and conduct site setup for machine performances in the SF bay area. We are looking for a team to: Find suitable locations for local SRL shows ranging from medium (20 tons of robots) to large (60 tons of robots). Determine what if any permits are required and obtain […]

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Looking for Spine Robot Assistance

September 2, 2012

SRL is looking for assistance on the Spine Robot. We are setting up a team to build and test the computer control for the Spine Robot. Familiarity with Labview programming and basic electronics wiring a plus. Heres your chance to program a very unusual, one of a kind robot! Image taken by Karen Marcelo For […]

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Spine Robot Debut at ArtPadSF 2012

August 9, 2012

Mark Pauline talks about the SRL and Urban Art at ArtPadSF 2012 at the Phoenix Hotel. Footage, soundtrack, and editing by Steve Bage, photos from Karen Marcelo

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