Robotics, Evolution, and Art Lab

Organisational unit: Research Group

IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Contact information

Research Group Coordinator

Kasper Støy (

Organisation profile

The vision of REAL is to do research on the border between fiction and fact, to create new, feasible scenarios for the society of tomorrow. The lab has an interdisciplinary experimental practice. The lab will conceptually explore what-if scenarios with artistic projects as well as conduct fundamental science and engineering to work towards realization of these scenarios. Academically, the group is rooted in the arts, robotics, artificial life and evolutionary computation, but generally the research agenda is driven by opportunities arising both within the science and art & design communities.



-    Through art to explore new potentialities emerging from the development of science and technology

-    Develop commercially viable products and solutions

-    Develop human-in-the-loop design methodologies based on artificial evolution and artificial intelligence

-    Develop technology that enables new applications of robotics typically with a focus on empowerment and accessibility

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Research outputs (141)

  1. Published

    The Watchmaker's guide to Artificial Life: On the Role of Death, Modularity and Physicality in Evolutionary Robotics

    Research output: Book / Anthology / Report / Ph.D. thesisPh.D. thesisResearch

  2. Published

    Enacting the Soft Automaton: Empirical Ontologies of Two Soft Robots from Technical Research and Media Art

    Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapterArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Laser Cut Molds for PneuNet Bending Actuators

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationEducationpeer-review

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Research Activities (85)

  1. Exhibition "Open Labs", Science Gallery Dublin

    Activity: Other activity typesOther (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - Other

  2. The Condition exhibited within Open Labs exhibition in Dublin Science Gallery

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution


    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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