Intelligent floating machines inspired by nature | Anicka Yi

Intelligent floating machines inspired by nature | Anicka Yi

By TED

TED Talks Daily

Friday, 19 August

Taking cues from soft robotics and the natural world, conceptual artist Anicka Yi builds lighter-than-air machines that roam and react like autonomous life forms. Her floating "aerobes" inspire us to think about new ways of living with machines -- and to ponder how they could evolve into living creatures. "What if our machines could be more than just our tools, and instead, a new type of companion species?" she asks.
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