Curime Batliner (b. 1983, Costa Rica) works at the convergence of architecture, 3D animation, film, interface design and robotics. His work stands out at the top level of the emerging discipline of creative robotics and embodies the shifting relationships between the human and the artificial. Many of the ideas in his artistic practice, revolve around contemporary platforms and public spaces that constitute itself through layering of physical infrastructure with digital protocols and public performances.
Batliner is faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, SCI-Arc where he teaches classes in the graduate and postgraduate programs and is responsible for the coordination of the robotics lab. Balancing his curiosity he bounces between teaching, applied research, commercial collaborations and his artistic practice.
His work has been exhibited at Design Miami, Mextropoli, Museo Nacional de Arte Mexico and he has worked with names such as Creative Artists Agency, Oblong Industries and TBWA. He has worked on Greg Lynn’s RV Prototype as well on the world’s first Active Energy Building by Falkeis2Architects. His design research is published at the ICRA IEEE International Conference for Robotics and Automation as well as Robots in Architecture.