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Short-term AI project

Team project: industrial designer, Engineer

Role: Concept generation, AI research 

This project aims to illustrate a fictitious future where artificial creations become uncontrollable. Today we are at the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI). The potential applications of AI are unfathomable. But what would happen when AI development fueled by human greed and exploitation goes terribly out of control? Humble regrets of our exploitive use of technolog would then be a step too late. Imagine, for instance, AI robots talking among themselves in a language comprehensible only to them. Robot-human communication may become obsolete unless we choose to learn the language. In this hypothetical world, people are given the opportunity to learn the robot language, a grasp of which would allow them to live in harmony with robots. In a world where man is pushed from the center to the periphery and humbled by his own creation, humans may have a more modest attitude to learn, understand, and respect the rights of others than otherwise.

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User Flow at the exhibition

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Technical Information

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Inflatable Robotic Arms

Inflatable Robotic Arm Inflatable robots and robotic parts are cheap, lightweight, strong, and collapsible, making them easy to store or carry. Inflatable actuators, also known as air muscles or pneumatic artificial muscles, allow robots to move in a more natural way than gears and motors.

Fluidic Control Unit

The Fluidic Control Unit is an automatic control system for inflatable robot that can be used to operate and control fluidic soft actuators. The board consists of a compressor (which provides pressurized fluid to the system) and a set of solenoid valves (which can open and close to direct the flow of fluid in the system).


Multi-material fluidic actuators. Soft fluidic actuators consisting of elastomeric matrices with embedded flexible materials (e.g. cloth, paper, fiber, particles) are of particular interest to the robotics community because they are lightweight, affordable and easily customized to a given application.

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