Carnivorous domestic entertainment robots [book section]

Zivanovic, Aleksandar ORCID logoORCID:, Auger, James and Loizeau, Jimmy (2009) Carnivorous domestic entertainment robots [book section]. In: TEI'09 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 127-130. ISBN 9781605584935. [Book Section] (doi:10.1145/1517664.1517696)


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.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 8275
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Depositing User: Aleksandar Zivanovic
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2011 05:51
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:23

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