Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang: MSOrgm (Motivational Sensitive Organism)

 
  • ©2008, Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang

  • ©2008, Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang

Artist(s):


Collaborators:


  • Shen-Guan Shih -
    • National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Title:


    MSOrgm (Motivational Sensitive Organism)

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2008

Medium:


    personal robot

Category:



Artist Statement:


    MSOrgm (Motivational Sensitive Organism) is a personal robot designed to interact with the viewer in a quiet and soothing way. As a contrast to the sometimes precocious displays of other interactive work, MSOrgm presents the viewer with self-contained and graceful gestures. This robot plant uses cameras to track viewers’ movements through facial recognition software—lifting or drooping as it responds to human interaction. MSOrgm combines techniques and concepts from kinetic sculpture and makes use of shape memory alloys with spring control. MSOrgm (based on the Mimosa plant) consists of five leaves that can move independently.