13.5"W x 12"H x 6"D
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Plaster, Paper, Wood
The headline read, "PING PONG BALL-SIZED ROBOTS CAN SWARM TOGETHER TO FORM A SMART LIQUID"
The article described the work of Nikolaus Correll, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado:
He and his team of engineers building basic robotic building blocks that can be taught to work together. After they learn their skills, the individual robots can be modified or used for a variety of purposes. The goal is to develop a robot skill set that can be reproduced--from self-assembly and pattern recognition to shape-changing.
"Our robots aren't really designed for one particular problem," said Nicholas Farrow, a research assistant in computer science who is working on the project. "When our robots are completed, we'll be able to apply them to problems we haven't even thought of right now."
Taking that idea one step further what would a robot-made liquid look like in today's world? This relief sculpture and its companion SMARTLIQUID I have fun with that idea.