Roborigami is a robotic origami installation made in collaboration between an artist, robotic scientist and interaction designer. We offer talks, events installation and workshops.

Who is who


Dr Pete Bennett

Pete is an interaction designer and researcher in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Bristol specialising in Tangible Interfaces; how to represent and control time using tangible materials. His PhD was on the design of novel electronic musical instruments, resulting in the BeatBearing drum machine. Pete is a keen musician and his other background is in musical instrument design, art and cybernetics. More info on Pete can be found at


Dr Ad Spiers

Ad is currently a postdoctoral lab associate at Yale University. He investigates technology that communicates via the sense of touch (haptics) and human movement, and its application to future surgical practice. Ad has been obsessed with all things robotic since seeing the movie Short Circuit as a child. His creative works have included hand held robotic flowers that guide blind and sighted people through dark installations and drawing robots that add their own style to an artist’s instructions. For more information, visit

At Lab2 by Barbora Cetlova

Coco Sato

Coco is an installation artist and workshop leader. Originally from Japan she founded Giant Origami in 2009 with a mission to create a Japanese version of Wonderland by combining art and technology to encourage community interaction. She is a keen traveller, award-winning photographer and cultural explorer at heart. To have a glimpse of the life and thought process of working artist, please browse her Instagram

Video by Pete Bennett and Ad Spiers

Roborigami Blurb

Roborigami is a giant robotic origami installation created in collaboration between an artist, robotic scientist and interaction designer. It is a harmony of modern robotics technology with the traditional craft of origami. Roborigami aims to evoke a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing and encourage the audience to slow down, take notice of surroundings and appreciate the passing of time.

Booking and Press Enquiry

For all enquiries, please contact Coco Sato including ‘Roborigami’ in the subject line.





*DIY Roborigami Kit
*DIY Origami Kit

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