Tickle Salon

The robot installation Tickle Salon (2002) provides a space arranged for stroking sessions. The suspended robot uses a "feeler" to probe the body on the bed. It carries out sensitive movements over the surface of the skin, endeavouring to offer variety, unpredictability and flexibility.

Tickle Salon has been awarded a 1st prize in 2002 at VIDA 5.0, an international competition on Art & Artificial Life.
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