Sony is bringing its expertise in AI and robotics to the London Design Festival next month in the form of ‘Affinity in Autonomy’, an exhibition exploring avenues by which artificial intelligence and robotic design might alter the landscape of art, design, and everyday interactions between humans and thinking machines.
Envisioned as a glimpse into a (near) future when AI is woven into the daily practices and habits of society, ‘Affinity in Autonomy’ features ‘Pendulus’ – an interactive robotic exhibition representing the independence and free will of robotics using the random movement of its namesake. The pendulum kinetic activity is predicated upon the presence of a human being, setting into motion autonomous based upon robotic “sense”.
Sony Design is entering a new realm with ‘Affinity in Autonomy’, making unfamiliar concepts familiar. Exploring the correlation between the human condition and the onset of forward-thinking technology. In an increasing sensor-filled world the installation places focus on the emergence of artificial intelligence and allows visitors to explore its behaviour and own personality.
– Phillip Rose, Director of Sony Design Centre Europe
The ‘Affinity in Autonomy’ exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum runs from 14th – 22nd September during London Design Week.