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“I’M A BRAVE ROBOT [BRVRBT]”
SHENKAR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND DESIGN RAMAT GAN
YAIR RESHEF

40-Workshop-Yair


Along the workshop participants will build primitive bots possessing synthetic emotions, these animated ‘life likes’ help realize a thought experiment put forth by Valentino Braitenberg on the subject of synthetic psychology and cybernetics. The workshop begins with physical exercises using sensory deprivation to simulate the limiting world that bots perceive / react to. Our bots do not use binary logic, keeping circuitry analog in the B.E.A.M robotic spirit — a base responsive/exploratory nervous system.

YAIR RESHEF (B. 1977) is an art technologist by trade. Supplier and fabricator of rare and made to order hardware and software – electronics, optics, robotics, and other curiosities. Member of Tel-Aviv and Shanghai hackerspaces. Researcher at Shenkar College. [PORTFOLIO]