Tentacle Flora: Lifelike Robotic Sculpture (Topic: Human-Computer Interaction)
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TimeThursday, 6 December 20189am - 6pm
DescriptionThe Tentacle Flora is a robotic sculpture inspired by a vision of a colony of the sea anemone growing on the coral. A shape-memory alloy actuator is used as tentacles and is composed of a BioMetal Fiber such that it can bend in three directions. The top of the actuator glows softly mimicking a bioluminescent organism using a full colored LED. The Tentacle Flora induces the beauty, wonder, and existence of living sea anemones in the depths of the ocean.