In April of 2003, we debued our Cyberflora
installation as part of the National Design
Triennial, hosted by the Cooper-Hewitt National
Design Museum in New York City.
This robotic flower garden is comprised of four
species of cyberflora. Each combines animal-like
behavior and flower-like characteristics into a
robotic instantiation that senses and responds to
people in a life-like and distinct manner.
A soft melody serves as the garden's musical aroma
that subtly changes as people interact with the
Delicate and graceful, Cyberflora communicates a
future vision of robots that shall intrigue us
intellectually and touch us emotionally. The
installation explores a style of human-robot
interaciton that is fluid, dynamic, and