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Empathy Swarm

An emergent system of 50 autonomous robots that acts as a human machine interface and creates an ecosystem of man-machine cohabitation. While the swarm expresses itself through its movement, the human responds subconsciously through motion and facial expressions revealing their emotional state.
This installation gives space for the vulnerability of the robotic offspring and fosters the careful convergence of human and robotic species into an ecosystem and society of empathy and compassion for each other and among themselves. The human and robotic mind are merged into an extended hive mind that is a source of information and inspiration for future societies and can be utilised as a preventative medicine for a dystopian future.
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