Garth J. Zeglin

6641 Wilkins Ave / Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-521-1282 /

Exhibitions / Performances


“It’s All in the Timing”: Helen Wayne Rauh Studio Theater, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.


Separate Self”: Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.


How to build a dishwasher”: Kunstnernes Hus, Olso, Norway.


How to build a dishwasher”: Keravan Taidemuseo, Kerava, Finland.

Soie de Deux”: First Night and Gallery Crawl, Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.


The Taste of Metal”: The Robotics Institute, Pittsburgh.


Traveler”: Aeolian Electric, Solar One, New York, NY.

Shelter”: Robot 250, Carnegie Library Main, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wax Poetic”: Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.

Colorful Code Conveyor”: Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.


Window”: The Uncanny Valley Rally, Brewhouse Space 101, Pittsburgh, PA.

Synaestopic DC”: Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.

Device Chain”: CrossCurrents2, Penn State University, State College, PA.

Albatross”, “Fledgling”: Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.


Oracular Eye”: First Night, Pittsburgh, PA.

Uptown Reverberation”: Sage Building, Pittsburgh, PA.

Confined Reflections”: The 2006 DeCordova Annual Exhibition, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA.


PS”: Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, MA.

PS”: Boston Cyberarts Festival, Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

PS”: Collision Collective #7, Art Interactive, Cambridge, MA.


McBlare”: Robotics Institute 25th Anniversary, Pittsburgh, PA.

Watercourse Way”, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble: Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh, PA.

Graceful Light in Weightless Darkness”, Mary Miller Dance Company: Byham Theater, Pittsburgh, PA.


Graceful Light in Weightless Darkness”, Mary Miller Dance Company: Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA.


Institute for the Study of Biological Enigmas”: Alma de Rana art festival, Santomera, Spain.

Current Employment


Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute, Pittsburgh, PA.
Ph.D., Robotics, 1999.
Dissertation: The Bow Leg Hopping Robot.
Advised by Professor Matthew Mason and H. Benjamin Brown.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1991.
Undergraduate thesis advised by Professor Marc Raibert titled
Uniroo: A One Legged Dynamic Hopping Robot.

Musical Experience

Played the trumpet actively from 1978 to 2002. Studied from 1994-2001 with Anthony Pasquarelli of the Carnegie Mellon Music Department. Experience includes brass quartet, brass ensemble, concert band, jazz ensemble, solo literature, and B-flat, C, and piccolo trumpets.

Selected Media

The New Artist Project

Premio MAMba, Fundación Telefónica Arte y Nuevas Tecnologías Sexta Edición (catalogue). Buenos Aires: Espacio Fundación Telefónica, 2010.

Debatty, Régine. “How to Build a Dishwasher” in Eikon No. 70, p. 72-3, Summer 2010.

Bonadeo, Martín. “Arte con Nombre de Marca” in AdLatina, p. 184-9., May 28, 2010.

Kantokorpi, Otso. “Robotti tekee Taidetta” in Kauppalehti, p.17., April 20, 2010.

Valjakka, Timo. “Robotit pitävät tanssista” in Helsingin Sanomat, March 26, 2010.

Uptown Reverberation, Colorful Code Conveyor

“Family fun: art + electronic music + robotics at the Children’s Museum.” Pop City, Feb 5, 2008.

Reeves, Ally. “For Demolition and Dreaming.” Pittsburgh Art Review, Nov 5, 2006.


Davis, Lauren.“Meet Pittsburgh’s BigBots.” io9, Jul 12, 2008.

McCoy, Adrian. “Pittsburgh’s Robot 250 roundup.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 9, 2008.


Hopper, Justin. “State Of Art.” Pittsburgh City Paper, February 22, 2007.

Confined Reflections and PS

Hopkins, Randi. “ The 2006 DeCordova Annual, plus Art, Theatre, and Engineering at MIT.” The Phoenix, April 28, 2006.

Boxer, Sarah. “Art That Puts You in the Picture, Like It or Not.” The New York Times, April 27, 2005.

Hopkins, Randi. “Mad science: Collision Collective at Art Interactive and Urban Icons at the New Art Center.” The Boston Phoenix, March 25-31, 2005.

Graceful Light in Weightless Darkness

Vranish, Jane. “Dance Preview: Dancers work with computers, fiber optics and muscle.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 12, 2002.

Selected Publications

Ben Brown, Geoff Gordon, Sue Ann Hong, Marek Michalowski, Paul Scerri, Axel Straschnoy, Iheanyi Umez-Eronini, and Garth Zeglin. “The New Artist,” video presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2011 Workshop on Robots and Art, Frontiers in Human-Centered Robotics as Seen by the Arts. Shanghai, May 13, 2011.

Roger B. Dannenberg, Ben Brown, Garth Zeglin, and Ron Lupish. “McBlare: A robotic bagpipe player.” International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Vancouver, Canada, May 26-28 2005.

Roger B. Dannenberg, Barbara Bernstein, Garth Zeglin, and Tom Neuendorffer. “Sound synthesis from video, wearable lights, and The Watercourse Way.” In Proceedings of The Eighth Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology, pages 38-44, New London, Connecticut College, February 2003.

Zeglin, G., H.B. Brown Jr. “First hops of the 3D Bow Leg.” 5th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots, 2002.

H. Benjamin Brown, Garth Zeglin, and Illah Nourbakhsh. “Resilient leg design for hopping running and walking machines.” U.S. Patent 7,270,589. Issued September 18, 2007.

H. Benjamin Brown Jr., Illah R. Nourbakhsh, and Garth John Zeglin. “Energy storage device used in locomotion machine.” U.S. Patent 6,558,297. Issued May 6, 2003.

Zeglin, G.Z. 1999. “The Bow Leg Hopping Robot.” Ph.D. thesis, Carnegie Mellon University. CMU-RI-TR-99-33.

Zeglin, G.Z., Brown, H.B. “Control of a Bow Leg Hopping Robot.” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 1998.