What if robots could be creative and like humans?
This was the central question posed in the GLOWlab that came about through a collaboration between Creative Technology students at SintLucas, Smart Robot Solutions and GLOW Eindhoven. Following multiple sessions and ideas, ‘Ripples in the Water’ was selected unanimously as the light project for GLOW 2019.
In an illuminated space a surprising interaction with the robots Li and Art Maat from the Maatjes robot family occurs. Li Maat is structured and a specialist in the repetitive creation of one line art. His fluid movements are difficult to distinguish from human ones. Art on the other hand is an emotional robot. He puts his heart and soul into his one line art movements and does not hide his emotions.
Ripples in the Water is a light experience with continuously changing colours, accompanied by music. It tells the story of what we consider human and how we can develop empathy towards lifeless things. Robots as a natural part of our society.