jonas voigt (hellojonasvoigt)
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
D-73503 Schwäbisch Gmünd
raising robotic natives
stephan bogner, philipp schmitt, jonas voigt
prof. hans krämer
year of making
Raising Robotic Natives explores interactions between children and robots that could raise them as the first generation of robotic natives.
Just like digital natives grow up in the digital world, robotic natives are born into an environment that is adapting to robots. As a result of unbiased, childlike enthusiasm, they are socialized with the technology early on. Through constant robotic interactions and formalized education, robotic natives get to think differently about robots than we do. It will be their responsibility to shape the future of robotics, not ours—besides we’re robotic immigrants, after all.
Why do future visions of robotics incite discomfort in our generation?
Could robots truly render us obsolete or is it our fear of losing control?
And are these fears conditioned or instinctive?
This project is about the near future: about what we might encounter on the way to implement science fiction.