Wednesday, July 3, 2013

POEtic-Cubes: Self-organizing Art

POEtic-Cubes is a physical installation consisting of 9 autonomous robots which are able to react to stimuli coming from its direct environment. Stimuli are either induced from other robots or come from people interacting with the robots. Although every robot has the same program, different stimuli and interaction with each other leads to an emergent process where the robots self-organize into an overall organism consisting of 9 cells. A similar effect of differentiation of behavior despite of identical programming can be found in the robot soccer example.

Nice art, nice robots, although a bit loud :-)