Tickle Salon 2.0, 2018, robotic installation
Work commissioned by the Niet Normaal Foundation
Would you rather be massaged by your loved one or by a small robot? Experience how perfectly this small brush gets to know your body and your reaction to touch. Tickle Salon 2.0 is the fourth version in a series of Tickle Robots created by the artist duo Driessens & Verstappen. Technically this is the most advanced version, with a self-learning artificial intelligence as its basis. The brush is controlled on the basis of two input data: difference in distance (in order to be able to determine the contours of your body) and your emotional response to touch (using an E.E.G feedback headset).
Work in progress.