The Punishment – Speculating on robot’s punishment for disobedience

Created by Filipe Vilas-Boas and Paul Coudamy, The Punishment (2017) is an installation in which an industrial robot executes a preventive punishment for its possible future disobedience. In reference to Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics (and set to a score of playing children – see video below), it writes “I must not hurt humans” over and over again.

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