Soft robotic artefact prototype #5

Image credit: Caroline Yan Zheng

Image credit: Caroline Yan Zheng

Soft robotics satisfies my pursuit in new materials and interface design, while maintaining the integrity of computational intelligence and aesthetic serendipity. My research focuses on how design can exploit the sensual properties of such dynamic agents, for nonverbal communication of emotion. The tactile, kinetic, visual and sonic properties of silicone soft robotics are singled out to explore artifactual emotionality and human affect. The squishy robots on display invite hands-on interaction and comments from the audience.

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