”playing robot” : An Interactive Sound Installation in Human-Robot Interaction Design for New Media Art

Buch, Benjamin and Coussement, Pieter and Schmidt, Lüder

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this study artistic human-robot interaction design is introduced as a means for scientific research and artistic investigations. It serves as a methodology for situated cognitionintegrating empirical methodology and computational modeling, and is exemplified by the installation playing robot.Its artistic purpose is to aid to create and explore robots as anew medium for art and entertainment. We discuss the useof finite state machines to organize robots’ behavioral reactions to sensor data, and give a brief outlook on structuredobservation as a potential method for data collection.