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Compliance: An Approach to Physical Interaction in a Kinetic Architecture

July 22, 2015 |

The issue of human safety in interactions with robots was considered early in science fiction. American author Isaac Asimov (1950) introduced “The Three Laws of Robotics” in his short story “Runaround” to govern the behaviour of robots:

Dazzle Prosthesis, Camouflaging from Gait Recognition

July 18, 2015 |

Camouflage” as “the act of hiding anything from your enemy” first appeared in British print media on May 25, 1917, exported from the French during the First World War (Behrens, 2002). In biology, it is an adaptive coloration which is … Read More

Visual Motion Perception in Projected Space

July 16, 2015 |


Visual motion perception plays an important role and meaning in experiencing a space through a process describing how identification can be made by a visual system in order to transfer 2-D information to … Read More

Notating the spatiotemporal

July 15, 2015 |

What might be the value of notation as choreographic method in dance? In the search for a new choreographic work, conventional notation suggests a requirement for tracing an unstable segment with a time frame onto a stable and frozen two-dimensional … Read More

When Architecture goes Beyond

July 14, 2015 |

It has long been recognized that architects work to fulfil functional and aesthetic requirements in the production of space, as stated by Vitruvius in his “Ten Books on Architecture”. In so doing, it is widely accepted that architecture exists as a … Read More

Positioning Participation

July 13, 2015 |

Knowing where you are is not a problem for humans since our solutions to this problem range from relying on our basic senses of sights, sounds and smells to using sophisticated technologies, such as GPS. Nevertheless, how can robots know … Read More

Proprioception Interaction: Upgrade Human Perception with Prothesis

July 10, 2015 | | One Comment

Proprioception is the sense sensing positions and movements of neighboring parts of the human body. It relies on the proprioceptors in human muscle skeleton system and skin. Etymologically, the world Proprioception is from Latin “proprius”, meaning “one’s own self” and … Read More

The Augmentation of Plants

May 20, 2015 |

Plants intuitively collect information about their surroundings. Much like humans, animals and machines, they have electrical signals travelling inside them, but no nerves. Still, they naturally react to changes in luminous intensity, osmotic pressure, temperature, cutting, mechanical stimulation, water availability and wounding; but … Read More