Life 5.0, Jury Statement

Posted by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer | Sat Nov 30th 2002 1 a.m.

The jury for the Life 5.0 competition in Madrid
  • Reinhold Grether | Mon Dec 2nd 2002 1 a.m.
    [any suggestions for Life 8.0, 2005]

    Life 2.0, 1999
    Erwin Driessens, Maria Verstappen
    "Tickle" is a beautifully designed and crafted autonomous robot
    that navigates the surface of the body on its rotating rubber-padded
    wheels, run by finite state software and tickling as it goes. It knows
    to avoid slopes that are too steep, but its "smartness" is also in its
    tongue-in cheek acknowledgement of the kinds of accoutrements that
    are the promise of an encroaching but ever-elusive cybernetic future.

    Life 5.0, 2002
    Erwin Driessens, Maria Verstappen
    Tickle Salon
    Tickle Salon combines a remarkable technical achievement with an elegant
    concept, a touching interface, and edgy irony
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