BIOBOT PLASTICITYKersnikova Institute, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana22. December 2022

The artist creates an arthropod robot by utilizing AI to calculate the most successful or interesting iterations, based on electrical signals from neurons. These neurons are reprogrammed from the artist’s own fat cells and placed on a multi-electrode array (MEA), similar to a brain-on-a-chip, which can control the robot’s movement in space.
This exhibition will feature various forms of these unique arthropod robots, which were solely created through algorithmic logic and laboratory experimentation. The functionality and potential for movement beyond what is observed in nature can be questioned.

Concept, development: Zoran Srdić Janežič
AI programming: Benjamin Fele
Biosensor electronics, servo motors programming: Erik Krkač
Electronics, PCB design: Gregor Krpič
Bioengineering: Kristijan Tkalec, BioTehna Lab; Prof. Dr. Helena H. H.Helena Chowdhury, Laboratory of Endocrinology – Molecular Cellular Physiology, MF
3D design: Cveto Kuneševič
presentation web design: Mojca Gorjan
Curatorial guidance: Jurij Krpan
production: Kersnikova Institute / Kapelica Gallery

Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana – Department of Culture