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1. [Location and context] (l'arteplage):

Within the exhibition site of the Arteplage Neuchâtel ,Galet 2 will be the mainstay of the thematic arch”nature and artificiality”. The changing relationship of man towards today’s robot technology and artificial intelligence is the subject of a compact exhibition trio:

Robotics, the Intelligent Space, as well as Pinocchio the Disobedient Robot, which are placed together ona prominent spot in the site.

The three projects, developed by three separate exhibition teams, each have an individual approach torobot technology regarding content and form.Correlating localities and issues, they form a unique ensemble. They complement each other in their points of view and exhibition styles.The trio will provide the visitor with a wide ranging and entertaining, as well as informativedemonstration of robot technology and its consequences.

2. [The Exibition]:

The personal robot is an exhibition tour-guide with a set of interacting functions. Within the concept of aguided exhibition, the personal robot turns into the exhibition’s central experience. It will be the size of an adolescent. Visitors will feel secure, in control and will forgive its mistakes. Psychologically the guide is experienced as a harmless ”being”. It moves autonomously within the exhibition circuit in walking speed at the most. It can ”speak” by means of a premanufactured set of samples. It will be possible to touch the robot and stand in its way in order to test it. The personal robot invites the visitor to follow the group. It guides through the exhibition, comments and informs about the two thematical areas.

A robot-visitor ratio 1: 10 is ideal. Personal contact with the robots is decisive, proximity is experienced. The free-flow area called ”laboratory” following the guided circuit, permits a more unrestrained and playful contact with the personal robots.

According to the different research interpretations in the field of robotics, the personal robots will be given an individually modelled ”face”, thereby producing a psychologically very varied effect.

3. [Robotics in our life]:

Industrial robots are stationary machines which execute specific, mostly repetitive tasks. Historically they hold prime position and are nowadays mostly used in great numbers in automated manufacturing. As part of automation technology, their impact lies in the relationship ”robot-society”. The distance between man and machine is at a maximum.

Personal robots analogous to personal computers, are machines appointed to one or more persons. They can be called partners or assistants to humans and carry out tasks with a high degree of autonomy. Their working field lies in everyday areas: business, household and recreation. Personal Robots distinguish themselves through great interaction, autonomy, adaptability, intelligence and close links to man. Their impact lies in the relationship ”robot - individual”. The distance between man and machine is small, but greater than zero.

Cyborgs (from cybernetic organism) are systems whose functions are based on an irreversible union of organic-human and technical subsystems. The area of activity called cyborg robotics, generates subsystems with which the human body manages to amalgamate.
Application examples are: pacemakers, mechatronic artificial limbs, hearing and optical aids which are directly attached to the nervous system, wheelchairs for the seriously disabled or teleoperated robots.

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