The development of robot art

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2009

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Going through a few examples of robot artists who are recognized worldwide, we try to analyze the deepest meaning of what is called “robot art” and the related art field definition. We also try to highlight its well-marked borders, such as kinetic sculptures, kinetic art, cyber art, and cyberpunk. A brief excursion into the importance of the context, the message, and its semiotics is also provided, case by case, together with a few hints on the history of this discipline in the light of an artistic perspective. Therefore, the aim of this article is to try to summarize the main characteristics that might classify robot art as a unique and innovative discipline, and to track down some of the principles by which a robotic artifact can or cannot be considered an art piece in terms of social, cultural, and strictly artistic interest.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArtificial Life and Robotics
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)401-405
StatePublished - 2009
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI


  • Electronic, Holography, Robot, Literature, Kinetic, ArtBot, Metamorphic, Cyberpunk, Alife, Modular, Cyber, Intelligence, Virtual alive, Art, History, Sculpture, Embodiment, Exhibition, Evolution, Polymorphic
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