Media Showcase

Robotany: Breeze
Jill Coffin, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Breeze is a roboticized live Japanese maple. Breeze senses and responds to human presence and movement through a variety of technological mechanisms. Its eye is a 360-degree, catadiotrophic lens positioned above the canopy. Its compound ears are a custom-built ultrasonic sensor array below the canopy. Shape memory alloys form gross and fine muscular systems. Breeze is part of an art research program titled Robotany, which uses techno-organic artifacts to understand aspects of human interaction with technology.

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