What will we do when life extension technologies become the norm and we enter an age when there are no longer sufficient numbers of young people to care for the ageing population? One likely solution will be to employ robots to care for us, to entertain us and even to provide companionship. My Robot Companion asks what kind of robots do we really want? This project of speculative robot heads is designed to provoke the viewer to consider their future robot companions and how they should look, move and behave.
MY ROBOT COMPANION
ANNA DUMITRIU, ALEX MAY, PROF KERSTIN DAUTENHAHN & DR MICHAEL WALTERS
About the Artist
Anna Dumitriu is an artist whose work blurs the boundaries between art and science. Her installations, interventions and performances use a range of digital, biological and traditional media. Alex May is an artist working with digital projection, 3D video mapping, illumination, and optics to create animated trompe l’oeil effects using scientific theories of perspective and projective geometry. Dumitriu and May are Visiting Research Fellows: Artists in Residence in the Adaptive Systems Research Group at The University of Hertfordshire.