Robotics and Interspecies Communication

Can machines relate to animals?

17 Jun 2016

A conversation with Ian Ingram and Clemens Driessen.


Danger, Squirrel Nutkin! (2009) Ian Ingram - Danger, Squirrel Nutkin! (2009) Ian Ingram

Ian builds cunning mechatronic and robotic systems that cohabitate and interact with wild animals. His work includes devices that try to relate to squirrels, crows and lizards.

Clemens discusses milking robot politics on the farm and an attempt with game designers to create new forms of human-pig interaction.