Hacking the Biosphere with Robo-Animals

Hacking the Biosphere with Robo-Animals

A project produces machines that fit within biological systems and not against them

Leo Lutero
  • 17 march 2016

What if the modern natural world was filled with robot fish that monitor water chemistry, man-made sponges that help fish communicate to land-dwellers, or steel-legged insects that help pollinate plants? An art + science project called Machine Wilderness imagines robot animals that go with the flow of natural processes, sometimes even upgrading it to counter anthropocentrism’s negative impact on Earth.

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