Robotic Sculpture, 2009

The “plant” is an interactive installation inspired by the vision of grass blowing in the wind. 169 artificial leaves are controlled by using the shape memory alloy actuators we developed. All each leaf is independently controlled and reacts to hand’s movement and moves slowly. The sound also changes reacting to hand’s movement. The foliage in the darkness creates a fantastic space. The “plant” provides users with the presence of plants and a comfortable interaction by slow movements of leaves.

Awards :
2009 Asia Digital Art Award, Interactive Art category, Finalist Prizes

Exhibitions :
ARS Electronica Like A Second Nature, Berlin, 2013
ARS Electronica Center, 2010-2011
ARS Electronica Festival 2010 Design for Repair, 2010

Publications :
中安翌, 富松潔. plant: Shape Memory Alloy Motion Displayによる葉群のざわめきの表現. 日本バーチャルリアリティ学会論文誌(アート&エンターテイメント2特集号), Vol.15, No.3, pp289-296, 2010. (PDF

International Conference :
Nakayasu, A. and Tomimatsu, K. SMA Motion Display: “plant”, In ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 Posters.