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The Bind Robot (2012)

An artistic investigation into the role of Social Robotics, Demers' new work explores the degrees of engagement - intellectual, emotional or physical - that are generated when a robot intimately touches a person. Visitors are invited to engage into a non-verbal dialogue where the robot delicately explores the visitor's face - in the same way that blind humans recognise a person or an object. The machine then produces a visual rendering - a window to the robot's soul - of what its fingertips have "seen".