“Emotional Robot” presented by Roh

  • ©ISEA2016: 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Soh Yeong Roh, Emotional Robot
  • ©ISEA2016: 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Soh Yeong Roh, Emotional Robot
  • Image 1: Beat Bot Band, 2015, Nabi E.I.Lab Image Courtesy Art Center Nabi; Image 2: Dong-Hang, 2015, SangHwa Hong, Jinhwan Oh, SK telecom, Image Courtesy Art Center Nabi


Session Title:

  • Robots

Presentation Title:

  • Emotional Robot




  • Abstract
    Art Center Nabi, opened in 2000 as the first media art center in Seoul, Korea, aims to act as an intermediary that transforms the cultural desires into vital activities. Our goal is formed around the idea of humanizing technology and we seek to integrate humanizing technology with human’s cultural life to open a new space for creative practices. This can be achieved only after the fruitful collaboration and understanding among science technology, humanities and arts. Through presenting our recent projects about robotics and art, Art Center Nabi will point out the possibility of human centered robotics.

    Emotional Intelligence
    Two mainstreams of development of robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Mechanical Intelligence, are intensively focused on technology itself and exclude humanity. Art Center Nabi believes that an attitude toward a human is crucial in any kind of technology development in the future. Therefore, we claim that Emotional Intelligence is the one we should focus on for the near future which human and robot will share the life together.

    Recent Projects of Art Center Nabi
    Art Center Nabi has focused on warm-hearted robots which can comfort human, and developed various creative projects over the past few years. 8 times of international Hackathon with different creators from Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan had been hosted such as H.E.ART BOT(Handcraft Electronics Art Bot) Hackathon in 2014 and E.I.(Emotional Intelligence) Hackathon in 2015.
    Nabi also held a big international festival in 2015 where robots and human enjoyed each other by sharing their lives. Through international group exhibitions, hackathons, and performances, various kinds of companion robots, social robots, and musical robots had been represented.

    Recent Projects of Art Center Nabi
    Art Center Nabi runs a creative platform inside the museum, ‘E.I.Lab(Emotional Intelligence Lab)’ where artists, makers and engineers can develop their own idea to create artworks based on robotics.