Beware! There are robots in the walls! Robots armed with chisels! Can a weaver repair the damage?

Roboticists Petra Gemeinboeck and Rob Saunders work with weaver Liz Williamson on a on a project about collaborating with machines. A robot is hidden in the wall, armed with a torch, a camera and a chisel. When it gets bored it attacks! Drawing on a deep understanding of textile repair techniques, Liz Williamson then steps in to darn up the holes. 

This delightful project was developed at Underbelly Arts 2011, an artist residency and festival held on Cockatoo Island. This talk was recorded live on the island on the 12th July 2011.