Robotics

Sofian Audry, Stephen Kelly, Samuel St-Aubin
In collaboration with Adam Kelly
Aquatic robotic installation
Nocturne Festival 2010, Halifax, Canada

Vessels is a robotic installation consisting of large groups of autonomous water vehicles. With roughly 50 individuals in a population, the robotic agents interact with each other and their environment to form a simple ecosystem. Their collective, emergent behaviour resembles the social interactions in a community of living creatures. Observers may empathize with the robots’ behaviours, ascribe intentions and motivations to their actions, and/or draw correlations between the group dynamic and unseen characteristics of their milieu.

New video documentation (2013): vimeo.com/63870445
More info: vessels.perte-de-signal.org

Artists' websites:
* sofianaudry.com
* stephenkelly.ca
* samuelstaubin.com

Camera: Mat Dunlap, Thomas Elliot
Soundtrack: Michèle Martin (myspace.com/dianesindanger hyperbottom.bandcamp.com)

j vimeo.com/19133105

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