flora robotica: Mixed Societies of Symbiotic Robot-Plant Bio-Hybrids

Heiko Hamann, Mostafa Wahby, Thomas Schmickl, Payam Zahadat, Kasper Støy, Sebastian Risi, Andres Faina, Frank Veenstra, Serge Kernbach, Igor Kuksin, Olga Kernbach, Phil Ayres, Przemyslaw Wojtaszek

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Resumé

Besides the life-as-it-could-be driver of artificial life research there is also the concept of extending natural life by creating hybrids or mixed societies that are built from
natural and artificial components. In this paper we motivate and present the research program of the project flora robotica. Our objective is to develop and to investigate closely linked symbiotic relationships between robots and natural plants and to explore the potentials of a plant-robot society able to produce architectural artifacts and living spaces. These robot-plant bio-hybrids create synergies that allow for new functions of plants and robots.
They also create novel design opportunities for an architecture that fuses the design and construction phase. The bio-hybrid
is an example of mixed societies between ‘hard artificial and ‘wet natural life, which enables an interaction between natural and artificial ecologies. They form an embodied, self-organizing, and distributed cognitive system which is supposed to grow and develop over long periods of time resulting in the creation of meaningful architectural structures. A key idea is to assign equal roles to robots and plants in order to create a highly integrated, symbiotic system. Besides the gain of knowledge, this project has the objective to create a bio-hybrid system with a defined function and application – growing architectural artifacts.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel2015 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence
Antal sider8
ForlagIEEE
Publikationsdatodec. 2015
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4799-7560-0
DOI
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2015
BegivenhedIEEE Symposium on Artificial Life - The International Society for Artificial Life, Cape Town, Sydafrika
Varighed: 7 dec. 201510 dec. 2015

Konference

KonferenceIEEE Symposium on Artificial Life
LokationThe International Society for Artificial Life
LandSydafrika
ByCape Town
Periode07/12/201510/12/2015

Emneord

  • Plants
  • Robots
  • Bio-hybrid
  • Architecture

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

  • Nej

Citer dette

Hamann, H., Wahby, M., Schmickl, T., Zahadat, P., Støy, K., Risi, S., ... Wojtaszek, P. (2015). flora robotica: Mixed Societies of Symbiotic Robot-Plant Bio-Hybrids. I 2015 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SSCI.2015.158
Hamann, Heiko ; Wahby, Mostafa ; Schmickl, Thomas ; Zahadat, Payam ; Støy, Kasper ; Risi, Sebastian ; Faina, Andres ; Veenstra, Frank ; Kernbach, Serge ; Kuksin, Igor ; Kernbach, Olga ; Ayres, Phil ; Wojtaszek, Przemyslaw. / flora robotica : Mixed Societies of Symbiotic Robot-Plant Bio-Hybrids. 2015 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence. IEEE, 2015.
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