Sleep Walking

Fernando Orellana

Sleep Walking ,
Co-workers & Funding
"Sleep Waking" was partially funded by:
Union College and The Albany Regional Sleep Disorder Center

EXHIBITION - BrainWaves: Common Senses - Exit Art - February 16th - April 19th 2008.

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In the next thirty years we will see more robotic technology integrated into our society, furthering our experience of reality through agency. Robots already go beyond the limitations of our bodies. They build things that we find too difficult or tedious, assist us in our medical care, and are beginning to substitute as our sexual partners. Just as the computer and the automobile have augmented our communication and transportation capabilities, the robot is destined to be essential to our society. What will humanity’s relationship be to the robot in the future?

Using recorded brainwave activity and eye movements during REM sleep to determine robot behaviors and head positions, "Sleep Waking" acts as a way to "play-back" dreams. Through this piece we hope to investigate one of the possible human-robot relationships.

  • genres
    • nanoart
    • robotic art
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
      • artificial intelligence (science discipline)
      • psychology
    • Body and Psychology
      • psyche
      • senses
  • technology
    • displays
      • electronic displays
        • robotic
    • interfaces
      • biological sensors
      • body sensors
        • brainwave sensors /brain-computer-interfaces
Technology & Material
(Kondo KHR-2HV humaniod robot)
Exhibitions & Events