Mr. Punch – Mechatronic Boxing Automata,

Posted on Mai 10, 2005 by furmaster

Disguised as a Punch and Judy Show, Mr. Punch emerges as a crossover between an early automata from the 30ties and a modern videogame: 2 players grab control over mechanical puppets and – by means of lever action – try to knock each others wooden heads off the iron shoulders. The childish nature of the automata provokes a likewise infantile but also agressive behaviour of the players, and when the curtain closes the spectators have had their fun, too!