Robots and Art: Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis by Damith HerathRobots and Art: Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis by Damith Herath

Robots and Art: Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis

byDamith HerathEditorChristian Kroos, Stelarc Stelarc

Hardcover | May 13, 2016

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The first compendium on robotic art of its kind, this book explores the integration of robots into human society and our attitudes, fears and hopes in a world shared with autonomous machines. It raises questions about the benefits, risks and ethics of the transformative changes to society that are the consequence of robots taking on new roles alongside humans. It takes the reader on a journey into the world of the strange, the beautiful, the uncanny and the daring - and into the minds and works of some of the world's most prolific creators of robotic art.

Offering an in-depth look at robotic art from the viewpoints of artists, engineers and scientists, it presents outstanding works of contemporary robotic art and brings together for the first time some of the most influential artists in this area in the last three decades. Starting from a historical review, this transdisciplinary work explores the nexus between robotic research and the arts and examines the diversity of robotic art, the encounter with robotic otherness, machine embodiment and human-robot interaction. Stories of difficulties, pitfalls and successes are recalled, characterising the multifaceted collaborations across the diverse disciplines required to create robotic art.

Although the book is primarily targeted towards researchers, artists and students in robotics, computer science and the arts, its accessible style appeals to anyone intrigued by robots and the arts.
Dr. Damith Herath received his PhD in Robotics from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2008 while at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems (CAS) and has a BSc (Hons) in Production Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2001. He held a doctoral fellowship at CAS prior to joining MARCS Institute on the Thi...
Title:Robots and Art: Exploring an Unlikely SymbiosisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:May 13, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:981100319X

ISBN - 13:9789811003196

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Table of Contents

Historical review.- Contemporary works of robotic art.- Robotic research and the arts.- Working together.- On the horizon.

Editorial Reviews

"This book provides an interesting and at times engaging overview of some of the work being undertaken within robotic art. As you would expect from a book about art, the quality of the printing is excellent with glossy pages and full-color figures throughout. . for those wanting to know more about this field, the questions that it raises, and the problems that it faces, this book will prove invaluable." (Harry Strange, Computing Reviews, April, 2017)