Tuesday 8 April 2008

Daisy observes you as you amble down the gangplank at Changi Airport

This art installation,(video) in Terminal 3 of the Changi Airport in Singapore consists of an industrial robotic arm with cameras in the base, allowing it to face and track people in a friendly manner.

According to designer Christian Moeller, Daisy is designed to

bring a smile to your face and a moment of comic relief to your trip.

Daisy is a robotic arm several times taller than a human, and it's got a massive fiberglass cargo ship propeller attached to it, which it'll randomly wave about in the air (slowly, luckily). It also has cameras fixed to its stand so that it can detect the presence of onlookers, and track them withits giant flower-like face.

Here is an audio only site documenting a chat about the issues surrounding robot design.

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