[ISEA2006] Artist Statement: Natalie Jeremijenko – Feral Robotic Dogs

Artist Statement

Theme: Edgy Products

Feral Robotic Dogs is an open source robotics project designed to enable distributed and co-located teams of lay participants to ‘upgrade’ low-end commercially available toys with chemical sensing equipment, additional microprocessor hardware to enable environmental data collection and coordinated flock (or pack) behavior. The adapted robots “sniff out” environmental toxins.