Art 483 | Fundamentals of Interface Design | Winter 2007

Recursive Robots

This is a system in which 3 robots engage with each other and their environment by creating their environment and then reacting to according to their idiosyncratic behaviors. Each robot has a unique personality and performs a certain behavior for the majority of the time. The system makes sense experientially as the viewer sees patterns emerging in the robots' behaviors and starts to undertsnad their personalities.

  • Rachel Friend, Interaction Design
  • Eric McCambridge, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Mark Parson, Interaction Design
  • Cale Schupman, Digital Arts and Experimental Media

Video Demo

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Project Document

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