Ken Goldberg on Creative Robots for

02 Apr, 2023

Ken Goldberg on Creative Robots for

Jeanne Carstensen spotlights Ken Goldberg's work on creative robots, the Kurzweil fallacy, and what it means to be human for Nautilus.

From the article:

Ken Goldberg is nothing if not creative. A distinguished roboticist and researcher at the Automation Sciences Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, he’s also an internationally recognized artist. He’s the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers on algorithms for robotics and his artwork has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial in New York and the Pompidou Center in Paris.

Goldberg’s work in robotics often inspires his artistic practice, and vice versa. As the World Wide Web took off in the ’90s, Goldberg and his students created a garden that users could water and tend to by operating a robotic arm via a Web interface. Called “Telegarden,” the piece was popular with users of the rapidly growing Web and also raised important epistemological questions about what is real.

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