Yuxi Liu‘s ‘Poet on the Shore’ is an AI-empowered autonomous robot that roams on the beach.
“It enjoys watching the sea, listening to the sound of waves lapping on the beach, the murmurs of the winds, children’s conversing, and the incessant din of seabirds. Most of the time, it roams alone to listen and feel. Sometimes, it writes verses into the sand, and watches the waves wash them away”, explains the designer.
The robot has a number of sensors that enable it to sense the world around it: the sea, the wind, the sounds etc. Empowered by machine learning, it can discover the patterns, and create associations in its mind.
Furthermore, it translates these perceptions into poems and writes them on the beach. The robot, thus, is able to have multi-sensory experiences and present a kind of poetic sensibility. In other words, its autonomy does not require the intervention of humans.
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