iSculpture (intelligent Sculpture, 2005)
This was my first attempt to create a robotic art project more apt for art shows.
Placed on an exhibition space iSculpture measures the distance to visitors and tries to follow them.
It inverts the situation, as in this case it is the sculpture that “observes” the visitor.
Robotic art still faces many operational problems when presented in exhibits,
as most of the times it needs the constant presence of a human assistant and, worst than that,
it often fails and needs to be repair.
If robotic art aims to be presented in an art context it needs to be very autonomous,
able to work without continuing maintenance,
be feed by a steady power source and assure robustness.