Workshop, ECAL 2018


by Barras Antoine, Bellier Maya, Bellon Pablo, Chestopaloff Ivan, Claessens Bastien, Giraud Guillaume, Guyot Léonard, Kelly Evan, Kishtoo Lisa, Luginbühl Kylan, Pellegrini Aurélien, Sidler Yaël, Paul Lëon

Teacher(s): Thibault Brevet, Marc Dubois

In this day and age, robots are presented as the embodiment of precision, speed and efficiency. And they are: working relentlessly, day and night on factory floors around the world, churning out goods faster than ever. As a consequence their practical use is mostly limited to capitalistic logics expecting return on investment, or academic logics expecting research publications. The Center for Counter-Productive Robotics is an island where these concerns are thrown out of the window, and robots are deliberately approached with failure, laziness and clumsiness in mind. In this way the center develops a more human-centric approach to robotics.