My name is Stanza I work in London as an artist making artwork often with wireless sensors and robots. Recurring themes throughout my career include, the urban landscape, surveillance culture and alienation in the city. The patterns we make, the visual and imaginative interpretations we give to real world events, are being networked into retrievable data structures that can be re-imagined and source for information. These patterns disclose new ways of seeing the world. The robots mimic and trace the patterns people make - but based on algorithms. The robots are tracked - everything is watched and recorded - and like people their movements can be networked into retrievable data structures that it can be re-imagined and sourced for information.
How did your interest in robots / robotics start?
First it was a way to try to learn electronics. Second I needed moving objects to track and I couldn't expect people to walk around my studio all day. The robots have become a useful test bed for a number of artistic experiments
What kind of actions needs to be done in the community to increase the interest and the awareness of robots / robotics?
More exhibitions, investment, more robot kits and different platforms.
If you have any closing remarks or comments about robots / robotics, then go ahead.
I say equal rights for robots. Robots have common behaviours, ie robots can follow a path (path following mode), the can avoid obstacles (avoidance mode), and they can operate in wander mode. The robots can be programmed accordingly.
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