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 (134)

  1. 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

  2. Published

    Laser Cut Molds for PneuNet Bending Actuators

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationEducationpeer-review

  3. Published

    Parametric Tool to Generate 3D Printable PneuNet Bending Actuator Molds

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationEducationpeer-review

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Research Activities (77)

  1. "Soft Robotics beyond Art and Technology" (Two-day workshop)

    Activity: OtherOther (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - External teaching and examination

  2. Biosignals - Berlin

    Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

  3. International Conference on Robotics and Automation | 21-25 May 2018 | Brisbane

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

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