Rossum’s is a working group for robotic artists and engineers. The group is devoted to creating and showing new art work which combines the digital and mechanical in embodied forms.
Rossum’s was founded by Ian Ingram and Garth Zeglin in the Fall of 2006 in order to bring together artists and engineers interested in robotic and mechatronic art. The name is a reference to the 1921 play by Karel Čapek titled R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots).
Rossum’s has been quiet for a while, but in 2016 Rossum’s will be resuming Pittsburgh activities under the initiative of Lauren Valley.