A Conversation between Roddy Schrock and AATB
Responding to the new reality of “social distancing” due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and reflecting on the potential to overcome physical distance through technology, the Swiss design duo AATB have developed Handshake, an interactive robotic installation that invites participants into a moment of connection and digital intimacy.
We celebrated the launch of this virtual interactive robotic installation with an online conversation between the designers AATB and NY-based design critic and curator Roddy Schrock from Eyebeam.
The conversation focuses on the development of AATB’s work at the intersection of design and robotics as well as the future of automation and robotics. We also reflect on the role that design and designers can play in the future of automation and robotics. AATB also include a brief demo of the virtual installation, which is live and accessible to the public from 28 May – 30 June 2020.