Antisocial Swarm Robots 24 November 2018 - 3 February 2019

anti-social swarm robots

Please note that this work will be on display from 5 December!

Antisocial Swarm Robots explores how humans psychologically perceive the programmed actions of robots by projecting their own meanings and emotional responses onto them. The tiny identical swarm robots do not like each other, nor the walls of their pen or visitors’ efforts to interact with them. The installation exposes subtle and complicated emergent behaviours that humans will psychologically perceive as having a wide range of high-level priorities, and even emotions and desires.

Originally commissioned by The Science Gallery Dublin and supported by the University of Hertfordshire.

Antisocial Swarm Robots

Anna Dumitriu & Alex May
United Kingdom, 2015
10 Robots, 12 x 10 x 10 cm


This item is part of

IMPAKT Exhibition: A World Without Us

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