Ruairi Glynn's Fearful Symmetry is a robotic art installation exhibited a The Tanks, Tate Modern, London.
It consisted of a ceiling suspended large delta robot traveling on a rail. The robot analysed its soroundings to drive its behaviour expressed through movement its electro luminescent tetrahedron head.
In collaboration with Paul Ferragut we designed a computer vision system capable of:
- processing 3 simultaneous Kinect depth streams on a single custom built PC
- handling local sensor to global robot coordinates conversion
- deciding robot behaviours based on how many people were around the robot, how they moved and what their heights were.
Full project credits:
- Robotics – Vahid Aminzadeh (KCL) & Alex Zivanovic (Middx Uni)
- Computer Vision – Paul Ferragut & George Profenza
- Mechanical Engineering – Neil (Spike) Melton (Middx Uni)
- Sound Design – Emmett Glynn & Sam Conran
- Light Engineering – Lianka Papakammenou (UCL)
- Photography – Simon Kennedy
- Puppetry Consultant – Ronnie Le Drew
- Graphic Design – Amy Lewis
- Filming – Ronan Glynn
- Communication – Ollie Palmer (UCL) & Diony Kypraiou (UCL)
- Fabrication Assistant – Djorn Fevrier
- Thanks also Ryan Mehanna, Frank Glynn, Stephen Gage, and Ranulph Glanville
An iteration of Fearful Symmetry was installed in Itau Cultural in Sao Paulo in 2017 with the support of Jessica In.