Louis-Philippe Demers - The Blind Robot
The Blind Robot aims to understand the degrees of engagement, whether intellectual, emotional or physical, which are generated when a social robot intimately touches a person.
The robotic arm, equipped with an articulated hand, will delicately explore the body of the visitor – mostly the face - in a manner that recalls what blind humans do to recognise a person or an object. The robot arm transforms from a high precision tool into a fragile, imprecise and emotionally loaded agent. external link