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Nature of Robotics extended until May 16


Pavilion B


Framing robotics in environment-related thinking.
EPFL Pavilions is devoting its winter programme to the theme of robotics, reflecting on the emerging perspectives and scenarios of this rapidly expanding field.

The premise behind Nature of Robotics is to offer an unconventional look at the subject of robotics and to extend its understanding into broader notions, situated at the frontier between science and the visual arts. Through artists’ works and scientific productions from EPFL laboratories, Nature of Robotics invites contemporary reflection on the place of artificial agents in our natural and social ecosystems. Visions emerging from the laboratories are juxtaposed with speculative creatures, drawings, diagrams, and videos produced by contemporary artists. Cautious observers and inventive creators, artists and scientists explore the complexities of our environments, magnifying our observation, knowledge and imagination of past and future hybrid ecosystems.

Artists and scientists:

Haseeb Ahmed, Claudia Comte, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Agnes Denes, Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, Urs Fischer, Basim Magdy, Jürg Lehni, Adrien Missika, Katja Novitskova, Trevor Paglen, Léa Pereyre & PATHOS, Jean Tinguely, Suzanne Treister.

School of Engineering EPFL: Prof. Auke Jispert’s Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob), Prof. Herbert Shea’s Soft Transducers Lab (LMTS), Prof. Selman Sakar’s MicroBioRobotic Systems (MICROBS) Laboratory, Prof Jamie Paik’s Reconfigurable Robotics Lab (RRL).

Curator: Giulia Bini