Mating Dance

Artificial intelligence in a technological mating dance.

Robots that are controlled by a neural network and perform a mating dance in which they keep getting closer to each other. The two robots first have to get to know their own body and surroundings. Making mistakes and learning from them allows them to find each other.

Mating Dance was the graduation project of Jelle Reith at ArtEZ in Arnhem. Fascinated by electronics, robotics, machines and coding, he makes works of art that offer a new perspective on technology.