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The Blind Robot (Louis-Philippe Demers)

When
9:00am - 4:00pm 18th August
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Where
Entry Vestibule
Old Government House
Cost
Free

Do you feel an intellectual, emotional, or physical connection? 

 

An interactive installation, The Blind Robot invites you to delicately explore the face, in a manner that recalls what blind humans do to recognise a person or an object. The aim of The Blind Robot is to further understand the degrees of engagement, whether intellectual, emotional or physical, which are generated when a social robot intimately touches a person. 

Initially, The Blind Robot is a minimalistic piece of mechanical engineering. The rationale is to start from a recent known cultural artefact – the robot arm – and transform it from a high precision tool into a fragile, imprecise and emotionally loaded agent. It comprises a typical robotic arm equipped with an articulated hand and has the complex task of touching people softly, something achieved by hardly any contemporary robots. 

Professor Louis-Philipe Demers is the Director of Creative Lab, QUT and is an award winning, multidisciplinary artist known for his avant-garde use of robotics in large scale installations and stage productions. 

Bookings
Drop-in, no bookings required

Suitability 

Acknowledgements
QUT Creative Lab

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