Encounter – Suspiciously curious robotics

Created by Piet Schmidt during the summer semester at UdK Berlin (New Media / Digital Class), Encounter is a a robotic arm with a mirror that curiously observes its surroundings. If it senses someone, its attention focuses on the person, pointing its mirror to their head. When an unknown person approaches it fearfully retracts but if the person moves away again, it follows curiously. Once the machine gotten used to visitors and begins to play with them, holding the mirror up to them from different perspectives.

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