Robots and Art pp 365-377

Part of the Cognitive Science and Technology book series (CSAT)

I Want to Believe—Empathy and Catharsis in Robotic Art

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Abstract

Since the early 90s, we have been creating interactive installation and performance projects using robotics, audiovisuals, and processes inspired by Artificial Life. The goal of these projects is to induce empathy from the viewers towards characters that are nothing else than simple articulated metal structures. Our objective is to conceive and realize large-scale robotic environments that aim to question, reformulate and subvert the notions of behavior, projection and empathy that generally characterize interactions between humans and machines.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Concordia UniversityMontrealCanada

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