Coy-B, an Art Robot for Exploring the Ontology of Artificial Creatures
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The author is a performance and visual artist whose interest lies in the co-evolution of humans and machines, a subject he explores with self-made machines. The paper describes the aims, method, and context of Coy-B, a robot designed for a performance art experiment in human-robot interaction loosely based on Joseph Beuys’ I Like America and America Likes Me (1974) where the German artist shared a gallery space in New York for several days with a wild coyote. Coy-B will feature in a series of durational performances for an autonomous mobile robot and a human, where the robot will take the role occupied by the coyote in Beuys’ piece. Diametrically opposed to the coyote who symbolised a natural instinctual dimension, the Coy-B robot is a representative of contemporary techno-scientific achievements, a fully artificial creature.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science;
Granjon P. (2014) Coy-B, an Art Robot for Exploring the Ontology of Artificial Creatures. In: Natraj A., Cameron S., Melhuish C., Witkowski M. (eds) Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems. TAROS 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8069. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 30-33
This conference paper was published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science on 28 June 2014 (online) , available at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43645-5_4
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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