Anything Goes in Biotopia
Electrical engineering, programming intelligence, human-computer interaction.
Content of Specialization Course:
With Anything in Biotopia we had to design an intelligent artifact, ‘biotope’, that was able interact with its environment. Biotopes interact through their body with a modeled intent, using external factors to compose internal processes. The elective emphasized the creation of artificial intelligence within a given body through coding, sensors, and actuators. The designed biotope was a coatrack with a ‘mom’ character. The biotope happily takes your coat entering home, but will express annoyance when you leave it lying around!