by Zoe Pollock
The Robotarium, the first zoo for artificial life, showcases a menagerie of 45 robotic "animals":
The robots are all original, created specifically for the project, representing 14 species classified by distinct behavior strategies and body morphologies. Obstacle avoidance, movement or sunlight detection and interaction with the public are some of the robots skills.
Robots from the zoo are taking part in the fifth annual Biennial of Art and Technology: Art.ficial Emotion.