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I grew up in a junkyard that my family worked in for generations. From the age of four I was doing odd jobs such as smashing windows and hauling machine parts from one area of the yard to another. I had machine friends. By six I was holding car funerals and secretly stashing beloved parts in my own hidden burrow in the far side of the lot. It is my belief that this has influenced my ability to perceive relationships between people and machines.
(2009-05-04)In Companion Projects I am specifically contesting the domestic robots marketed to people of all ages by creating robots with complicated psychological states similar to those that people might have, such as anxiety, ...