Exhibition – Demonstrators Straight from the Labs
The SCIoI Fair was accompanied by an exhibition that showcased the seamless blend of natural intelligence and advanced robotics. Scientists presented their research through interactive demonstrators, each underscoring the potential and complexities of natural and artificial intelligence. Highlights included the ‘Kilobots’ – simple robots that mimic the collective intelligence of a school of fish or a swarm of bees, demonstrating decentralized decision-making. The exhibition also featured interactive experiences like walking through a simulated fish swarm that adapts to human presence, offering insights into collective behavior and bio-inspired robotics.
Additionally, the demonstrators illustrated the integration of behavioral biology and robotics through artefacts such as a robotic arm solving a kinematic puzzle and the RoboFish, both highlighting advanced problem-solving and social interaction capabilities in robots. Cutting-edge technologies like event cameras and socially responsive robots were also showcased, revealing new paths in understanding and mimicking natural intelligence. This exhibition emphasized the fusion of different scientific disciplines, contributing to the future of autonomous systems and human-robot interactions.