REGOS (Robotic EGOmotion Simulator) is a new artistic toolkit for reproducing a wide range of motion experiences for both artists and audiences. Based on a mechanism capable of conveying all linear and rotational movements, REGOS could be used in theatre, dance, music shows, cinematic effects, VR, entertainment, but also for simulation and research. REGOS has been specially engineered with the artist as both a customer and an operator in mind. It features a custom-tailored motion control software that allows a non-expert to compose, edit, record and play motion scores with precision and ease. In addition to its high performance, the simulator is also very flexible, allowing it to expand its range of movements with additional motion devices such as a spinning platform, or by connecting to other devices. All of this enables seamless integration of the machinery into your set design. The machinery has been engineered to disappear not only visually, but also acoustically to allow motion art speak for itself.
Julijonas Urbonas is an artist, designer, researcher, engineer, and associate professor of the Vilnius Academy of Arts. He also worked as VDA vice-rector for arts, and was the director of the Klaipėda amusement park.
Switching between critical design, amusement park engineering, performative architecture, choreography, kinetic art and science fiction, the artist has created a variety of critical projects that negotiate gravity, from pleasantly killing roller coasters to artificial planets made of human bodies. In his research, the artist coined the term gravitational aesthetics to describe the extreme experiences of the body and imagination caused by the manipulation of gravity. Urbonas has exhibited his works in Lithuania and abroad and received many awards, e. g. Prix Ars Electronica for excellence in interactive art. The artist’s works have been purchased by museums and private collectors.