An art group, ‘robotlab’, has installed a Kuka robot in the city of Dordrecht to transcribe the Bible. The art project is part of the festivities for the 400th anniversary of the Synod of Dordrecht – a seminal event in the history of Dutch Protestantism.
The art group, in existence since 2000, examines the relationship between humans and robots. Since the group’s inception, Matthias Gommel, Martina Haitz and Jan Zappe have organised more than 100 exhibitions.
The current ‘bios [bible]’ project is using a robot from the Kuka’s KR CYBERTECH series to independently transcribe the Bible in Dutch.