The art lover Robot

2012-03-27 13:58

The Laboratory ETIS of Cergy, Partnering Robotics, IRD, and the Quai Branly Museum join to offer an innovative cultural experimentation that explores new forms of interactions.

Robotics is gradually called into our lives and is looking for a place beside man and his interests. This meeting has to happen on the theme of art and the problematic of the genesis of an artificial aesthetic.

It is an unique team composed of researchers in robotics (ETIS Cergy Laboratory) and anthropology (IRD), and a SME specialized in innovative new uses in Robotics (Partnering Robotics), that is at the origin of the conception of the experiment with the robot Berenson which will be demonstrated in the prestigious Musée du Quai Branly in France.

"This research project which immerses a robot among the visitors of a museum, allows to work on a participatory model of learning, and to grasp the emergence of a robot artificial aesthetics’ form, but also allows to question with an anthropological point of view the usual perception made on museum's collections", said the professors Denis Vidal, Philippe Gaussier and Mathias Quoy of the laboratories of this research project.

Beyond this experiment and this first application in the field of artificial aesthetic, "this research will allow us to draw lessons on the design of major technological building blocks needed to process the dynamic interactions between the robot, human, and artifacts. These elements will be fruitful for the production of other uses of robotics that we target", said Ramesh Caussy Research Associate in Digital Economy and Innovation of the Ecole Polytechnique, who is also President and founder of Partnering Robotics.

This is an experiment in which everyone is invited! Feel free to participate in the experiment: come to watch the robot's behavior and interact with it! You will help to define criteria for aesthetic conclusions for the robot. This experiment will run from April 14 to 22, 2012 from 11 am to 15 pm in the area: zone Insulinde du plateau des collections du musée du quai Branly.

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