© Wade Marynowsky
Photo: Wei Wu Ying Arts Centre, KITO

20th Art Division Jury Selections

Robot Opera

Media performance

Wade MARYNOWSKY [Australia]


A 35-minute robotic opera by eight semi-autonomous robots interacting with human participants. The robots are equipped with sensors and cameras to interact with their surroundings. Their non-anthropomorphic appearances are designed to explore criteria for robots to be considered as convincing agencies. The project also encourages reexamination of the theory of Singularity which predicts that machines will eventually surpass humans in intelligence.