Robotany is a collaborative of Jill Coffin, John Taylor, and Daniel Bauen to combine nature and robotics. Breeze, the first installation of Robotany, is an ambient robot inhabiting the body of a japanese maple. Breeze can visually sense and react through 360 degrees, allowing her to reach out to you and others whenever you are near. This is not a dancing bush, the motion is subtle and artistic, and at the same time, surreal.
Breeze Interactive Animation
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- BBI - Fribourg, Switzerland : Breeze is a winner of the Belluard Bollwerk International 2006 Creation Contest, and thus made her first appearance at the Belluard Festival in Fribourg, Switzerland this June 2006
- ZeroOne - San Jose, California : A Global Festival of Art on the Edge
PC Magazine - 10 Robots to Rave About
Engadget ( http://www.engadget.com/2006/07/10/breeze-cause-robotic-trees-are-better/ )
NEWMEDIAWARDS 2006 - Robot Roundup