As the technological age progresses at incredible speed, the robot-human relationship now and in the future is becoming a pressing question. While some believe that there will be an inevitable tension between robotic and human intellects, others — like Madeline Gannon, for example, hold the view that the two entities can come to live together in balance.
Titled 'Manus,' the creative arranges a series of standard ABB IRB1200 -5/0.9 industrial robot arms that are controlled by one central 'brain.' The piece is responsive as individuals walk by. The actions of the robotic units are described to be that of a "pack [of] animals."
Gannon — who is the co-head of studio Atonaton, believes that the robot-human relationship can evolve and the two can "connect [...] in meaningful ways."
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