BERG: clocks for robots concept
 
BERG: clocks for robots concept BERG: clocks for robots concept
oct 06, 2011

BERG: clocks for robots concept

‘clocks for robots’ QR clock concept by studio BERG

proposed by london-based design consultants BERG, the ‘clocks for robots’ concept offers an authentication of date and time to the digital eyes of smartphones, cameras, and other devices.

‘we’re interested in the markings and shapes that attract the attention of computer vision, connected eyes that see differently to us,’ the designers reflect. ‘one of the things I find most interesting about this is how turning a static marking like a QR code into a dynamic piece of information somehow makes it seem more relevant: less of a visual imposition on the environment and more part of a system, embedded in time and space.’

authentication of date and time may become more important as services increasingly connect with or utilize smartphones for transactions, information exchange, and validation. of course these devices have built-in clocks, but not across a universally-verified standard; one can always alter the date or time on the device before taking a photo, thus maintaining false records.

the concept mockup shown in the video and images utilizes QR time, which generates a unique QR code for each second.

concept demo

use case example

example use with iPhone application

  • this is the future

    eliott says:
  • No, this is the future.

    clyde says:
  • Hmm, well, I’d bet the robots will have internal clocks and won’t need to “look” at this type of device….

    miel says:

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