Sofian Audry, Adam Kelly, Stephen Kelly, Samuel St-Aubin
Aquatic robotic installation
First prototype, 2010
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
Camera: Thomas Elliot
Soundtrack: Antiguru (magnatune.com/artists/antiguru)