Do 21st century robots and artificial intelligence systems qualify as living organisms? Erin Kirchner explores this question through her project Vellus machina, an interactive, breathing robotic organism. With the creation of Vellus m., Kirchner pushes the viewer to question if humanity’s definition of life should change.

11" by 30" by 15"

Arduino, RhinoCAD, Grasshopper, manikin, reed, wet felt, servo motor, conductive fabric

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