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Empathy swarm (Katrin Hochschuh & Adam Donovan)

9:00am - 4:00pm 18th August
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QUT Art Museum, U Block

An experiment in human-robot social interaction, a swarm of 50 robots interact with visitors to demonstrate robotic empathy.

Can robots feel empathy? Artists Katrin Hochschuh and Adam Donovan address this question in their exhibition, Empathy Swarm, the culmination of a multi-year research project experimenting with human-robot social interaction. Using emotion recognition algorithms and camera tracking, a swarm of 50 robots adapts its behaviour and interacts with the observor. Its formations, animations and behaviour become the vocabulary of swarm expression.

Visitors to this exhibition will experience the swarm of a fluid robot formation and discover how machines derive compassionate responses to humans.

You can also hear from artists Katrin Hochschuh and Adam Donovan at Artist Talk: Robotic empathy.

Drop-in, no bookings required


QUT Art Museum is association with Robotronica

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
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