Towards Adaptive Robotic Green Plants

  • Janine Stocker
  • Aline Veillat
  • Stéphane Magnenat
  • Francis Colas
  • Roland Siegwart
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6856)

Abstract

Humans often use green plants as furniture in their built environments. More generally, the status of plants as living beings is highly dependent on their lack of mobility. The goal of this project, which is a collaboration between artists and roboticists, is to lead the general public to a questioning about the role of plants in the society through an artistic installation. We do so by endowing a green plant with motion, perception, learning and adaptation capabilities while retaining the emotional characteristic of a plant, such as calm and gently random behaviours.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janine Stocker
    • 1
  • Aline Veillat
    • 1
  • Stéphane Magnenat
    • 1
  • Francis Colas
    • 1
  • Roland Siegwart
    • 1
  1. 1.Autonomous Systems LabETH ZurichZürichSwitzerland

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