The True Love Tinder Robot is an art installation by Nicole He that offers a sarcastic critic to the romantic app Tinder with a fully functional robotic assistant that helps consumers swipe left or right to find love. The sculpture is an interactive piece that cleverly raises the question of how sites such as Tinder function on involuntary decision-making.
The art installation features a smartphone hooked up to Tinder and a robotic hand. Below the robotic arm is a set of hand sensors that invite viewers to place their palms into. As the viewer scans the uploaded Tinder profile, the sensors scan the emotional reaction and trigger the hand to swipe either left as a "no" or right as a "yes." The added element of technology to make romantic decisions in the piece speaks to how consumers are perhaps a bit unconscious in the process when using dating apps.