“Please smile” is an exhibit involving five robotic skeleton arms that change their gestures depending on a viewer’s facial expressions.
Audiences interact with “Please smile” in three different ways.
When no human falls within the view of the camera, the five robotic skeleton arms choose the default position, which is bending their elbows and wrists near the wall. When a human steps within the view of the camera, the arms point at the human and follow his/her movements. Then when someone smiles in front of it, the five arms wave their hands.
Through artwork such as “Please smile,” I would like to foster positive audience behaviors.
Developer: Hye Yeon Nam
Robotics: Changhyun Choi
Assistant Programmer: Sam Mendenhall
supported by Thinkmark publishing and the Next Generation Design Leaders Program, which is funded by the Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy (MKE) and administered by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP)