Heritage Drift (Robot Tour)

Robot guts in the making.

Robot a “guts” in the making.

In this interactive installation by CCT student Danielle Storbeck, a seemingly autonomous robot will lead you on a tour around Dahlgren Quad. The robot was designed, built, and programmed by the CCT Robotics Group. The robot provides information regarding important spaces and historical facts related to Old North. But how can you tell if what the robot says is true?

Tour material draws upon “A Deeper Excavation,” an archaeological and historical study of Old North by Megan Murphy (Class of 2016), Professor Gretchen Henderson (English), and University Archivist Lynn Conway.

This project explores the importance of the “messenger” in the sharing of historical narratives. Listen closely to learn the secrets of Old North’s past and present.