Soft Robotics is an experimental project led by our first resident artist Marisa Satsia, that involves the design and fabrication of inflatable soft sculptures. These sculptures were made from flexible silicone which allows the flow of air to transform their shape and form, thus creating movement. Following the Soft robotics toolkit by the Harvard Bio design Lab and the Fabric academy’s open tutorials and with the assistance of out technicians, Marisa designed and fabricated her personal soft robots. Inspired by bio design, nature, and the properties of living tissues and systems, the project is an early exploration of the potential and integration of soft robots in a visual and multidisciplinary art setting.
The project was Marisa’s core project during the artists in residency exhibition, that took place in the Thinker Maker Space in late September.