The project specifically explores how life-like animatronics can suggest complex inner states in inanimate objects. The toolkit itself consists of a set of mechatronic modules and software interfaces that are reliable and easy to use. Being nested within Wyss Zurich enables the project to fuse world class engineering research with artistic compulsions and intent. By providing a high degree of control to the non-engineer, PATHOS aims to enable animatronics to become a more accessible, spontaneous and personal medium of expression that can also exist within the public domain.
This project is supported by the following partners: Gebert Rüf Stiftung, Wyss Zurich and Faulhaber Minimotor SA.