Throughout the lecture series by Michael Blow I have been trying to think of a suitable idea to use that will fit the assignment brief. We have heard/read a fair amount about robotics through this lecture series and I think this may be something I am interested in.
My vague idea as it is now is to create a AI robot with sensors and monitoring devices to move and transmit a feed of video and sound, this robot is to then be covered in different ‘skins’ i.e. friendly looking, mean looking, shady looking. I then want to monitor peoples responses to compliments and insults from the robot compared to if the same had come from a human and also monitor the differences/similarities in how people react based on what skin is currently on the robot.
This idea is still work in progress and very rough but with refinement I believe it could have some scope.