Saturday 20 December 2008

ICYS TK 5000 Robot

Torsten Posselt, Tim Horntrich & Benjamin Maus collaboratively built this robot since they began questioning the ever-growing surveillance in urban space. Everywhere you go, you are being tracked and data is stored.

"ICYS is equipped with a high-resolution camera, enabling it to perceive its surroundings. A custom designed face-tracking software allows the robot to recognize people and produce mug shots. For every spotted person, the robot automatically logs the time and the geo-coordinates via GPS.The gathered information is printed on little stickers. Those stickers are adhered directly to the ground, thus leaving a distinctive trace of people moving through the space."

Thus they ask ; How does it feel to be tracked ?

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