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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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/1010.1145/1517664.1517696
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:||Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics|
|Deposited On:||22 Dec 2011 05:51|
|Last Modified:||04 Dec 2014 17:36|
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