Robot that Replays Dreams

Posted by Keith McMillan

February 18, 2008 | 1 Comment

I don’t generally remember my dreams, and so I’m naturally curious about what my subconscious gets up to while I’m not looking, as it were. I’m not sure, however, that I’d want to have them reenacted by a robot that took my ECG, EEG and eye movements as input.

Fernando Orellana and Brendan Burns have collaborated on a new art work which investigates one of the possible human-robot relationships.

Using recorded brainwave activity and eye movements during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep to determine robot behaviors and head positions, “Sleep Waking” acts as a way to “play-back” dreams.

On the other hand, it would be really interesting to find out if watching the robot would cause me to remember what I don’t.


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Comment by michaela
2008-02-21 18:17:44

Oh, i might enjoy this…i have pretty interesting dreams and i’ve often wondered if i could sell a screenplay based on them.

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