NAO Tamagotchi projekt
RUK and Avery Odlazek
The Tamagothci was a line of toys in the 90s, that let you play with a digital pet. Although it was mainly intended for kids, it was one of the first examples of humans connecting with technology on a personal level. The people grew and adapted with their pets, and with that saw them as more human.
The NAO Tamagotchi project aims to deliver that same feeling into a NAO Robot, so that not only do the participants get to care for a digital pet, but also see it in person, as well as continue to program and develop apps that would normally not be able to function on the very event-based NAO Robot.
Although it is just a program on a robot, we hope the installation manages to connect humans and machines even further together, not only in the form of caring for the robot, but through the feeling of a mutual symbiotic relationship.