Carnivorous domestic entertainment robots

Zivanovic, Aleksandar and Auger, James and Loizeau, Jimmy (2009) Carnivorous domestic entertainment robots. In: TEI'09 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 127-130. ISBN 9781605584935

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This paper describes a group of objects produced as a collaboration between designers and scientists/engineers. They explore an alternative approach to bringing robots into the domestic environment, exploring both the aesthetics and functionality that may elicit a symbiotic coexistence with humans in their homes. They are all based on the technology of biological fuel cells, which generate electricity by the action of micro-organisms on biological matter. The robots trap animal pests in the domestic environment and use the electricity produced by the fuel cells to lead autonomous existences.

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Research Areas:A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
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