'Accomplice' is a live art installation that consists of a bunch of robots systematically destroying a gallery wall. The oddly appealing installation is on display at the UK's Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT). The installation explores the idea of robotic autonomy and is a thoughtful metaphor for how society is not merely dependent on technology, but is actually shaped by it.
Accomplice uses technology that allows robots to attack the wall while communicating with each other, enabling them to share space.
The Accomplice exhibit has provoked a wide variety of reactions from its audience. Some people have expressed concern at the sight of destructive machinery that appears to have no human control, while others are more intrigued and amused by the idea.