Manus is a set of ten industrial robots that are programmed to behave like a pack of animals. While each robot moves independently, they share the same central brain. So instead of acting in isolation, they have intertwined behaviors that ripple through the group as people walk by. Like many of today’s intelligent autonomous machines, the robots in Manus don’t look like or act like us. However, we hope to show that these machines can broadcast a range of primal emotions that can still connect with us.
Manus was commissioned by the World Economic Forum for the 2018 Annual Meeting of New Champions, in Tianjin, China.
See the full project details here.