© 2002 //////////fur//// art entertainment interfaces

6th Digital Art (Interactive Art) Division Excellence Award



//////////fur//// [Germany]

Reason for Award

As is in the title, this work is about plastic spherical bodies rolling over and over towards the human voice that is calling out to them. The spherical bodies are autonomous robots, that have been created to detect sounds and move in the direction of the sound. The problem is that since multiple robots have been placed, the robots do not move identically. This is probably due to the individual characteristics built into each robot, or due to the differences between the robots that evolved during their creation. Perfectly identical movements ought to be possible with robots that have been created as software within computers; however, such real world problems give this work a fresh touch.