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 ==== Machine Wilderness ==== ==== Machine Wilderness ====
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 +[[Machine Wilderness Symposium]]
  
 Project outline.\\ Project outline.\\
-**Partners:​** FoAM Ams, [[http://​zone2source.net/​nl/​|Zone2Source]],​ [[http://​ivanhenriques.com/​|Ivan Henriques]],​ [[http://www.ontaardeboom.nl/ |Daan van Geijlswijk]] .\\+**Locations:​** FoAM's [[MidWest_Experimental_Station]] and Zone2Source in Amstelpark.\\  
 +**Partners:​** FoAM Ams, [[http://​zone2source.net/​nl/​|Zone2Source]],​ [[https://www.artis.nl/|ARTIS zoo]]\\
 [[Machine_Ecology_notes]]\\ [[Machine_Ecology_notes]]\\
-[[Machine_Ecology_PlanVanAanpak]]\\ +[[Machine_Ecology_DesignNotes]]\\ 
-[[Machine_Ecology_ProgrammaEisenRobot]]\\ +[[Machine_Wilderness_feedback]]\\ 
-[[Machine_Ecology_Het Verhaal]]\\ +[[Machine_Wilderness_glossary]]\\ 
-[[Machine_Ecology_Planning]]\\+[[Machine_Wilderness_workshops]]\\ 
 +[[concept_car_notes]]\\ 
 +[[machine_listening]]\\ 
 +[[biology_notes]] 
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-**Keywords:​** ecological robotics, restoration ecology, artificial organisms, artscience, foodwebs, trophic cascades, biodiversity,​ groworld.\\+**Keywords:​** ecological robotics, restoration ecology, artificial organisms, artscience, complexity, foodwebs, trophic cascades, biodiversity,​ groworld.\\
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-**Outline:​**\\ +**Outline: ​Machine Wilderness programme**\\ 
-Anthropocentric landscapes are characterized by reduced biodiversity and ecosystem functionsTraditionally the engineering focus on landscape maintenance has been primarily on efficiently extracting these landscapes, in industrial agriculture,​ forestry, mining and tourismMachine Wilderness is a project prototyping artificial organisms as a functional agents within biotopes and ecosystems, actively contributing ​to biodiversity The new [[http://​proefstationmidwest.nl/|MidWest Experimental Station]] a research station set up by FoAM in Amsterdamwill provide a test area for ecological robotics ​and study interactions between biomes and mechanical organisms.\\+Pioneers like al Jazari already made programmable automata around 1200ADComplex machines have therefore ​been part of our environment for many centuriesHuman infrastructures came to really dominate the planet since the Industrial Revolution. The word that comes to mind is brutality. Edward OWilson described our current age of mass extinction as the ‘Age of Loneliness’ and in many ways our technologies in these shared and biodiverse environments have been technologies of loneliness that violate natural processesdisturb habitats ​and crush biodiversity.\\
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-**Transplantation Ecology:​**\\ +Human technologies ​and infrastructures populate a planet still teaming with a bewildering array of life. But we design for the needs and wants of just one of those species, ad tediumIn a world full of creatures ​we've only been talking to ourselvesWhat would it be like to work for a much broader audience? What if we include ​the other 99,​99% ​of life?\\
-The Amsterdam area is an old swamp and much of the Western part of it has been topped-up with some 60 to 80 cm of sand in the 1930This sand came from the area of het Gooi. With the Goois Natuur Reservaat, ​we are discussing the possibility of 'transplantation ecology',​ which is an emerging method of relocating vegetation holistically from natural areasIn our case this would form the biome for artificial animals to interact with. These methods have not been applied often, and we will monitor ​the development ​of the test plot with the help off experienced taxonomists and urban ecologists.\\+
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-**Topics:** Could artificial beings contribute ​to biodiversitymicroclimatespollination,​ zoochoriereforestation or even fill vacant ecological niches? Could artificial beings interact symbiotically ​in food-websUse foraging strategies as a power source? Predate on invasive speciesor enable trophic cascades ​to create more biodiverse ​landscapes?​\\+The often heared ambition ​to '​reconnect to nature'​implies accepting ourselves as nature. Including all our artifactsinfrastructures and machines. If we see them - our extended technological body - as naturewe can nolonger design them as if they are not. Then the other 99.99% of life becomes part of the frame of reference ​in which human technologies are developed.\\ 
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 +Machine Wilderness aims to take a radical turn towards the great wealth of non-human life. What could an ecologically inclusive practice look likeHow do you engage with the levels of complexitysubtlety and grace of life? What could technology look like if our technologies related ​to landscapes ​in the way organisms do; participating in local material flows, food-chains and layers of communication?​\\ 
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 +Can our tools help us rejoin the Great Conversation with life?\\ 
  
 Artists / designers: Artists / designers:
 +  * [[http://​www.ingramclockworks.com/​index.html|Ian Ingram]] various projects
 +  * FoAM's [[http://​augmentedecology.com/​|Augmented Ecology]]
   * [[http://​ivanhenriques.com|Ivan Henriques]] Symbiotic Machine   * [[http://​ivanhenriques.com|Ivan Henriques]] Symbiotic Machine
-  * [[http://www.shlomi-mir.com/​tumbleweed/​|Shlomi Mir]] Tumbleweed Robot +  * [[https://notnot.home.xs4all.nl/spotter/spotter.html/Driessen Verstappen]] 
-  * [[http://​marniajohnston.com/section/278549_TE_ND_Rover_Project.html|Marina Johnston]] [[http://​www.tendrover.com/|Te+nd Rover]] +  * [[https://www.spelapetric.org/#/​navalgazing/​Spela Petric]] 
-  * [[http://www.plantasnomadas.com/|Gilberto Esparza]] Nomadic Plants+ 
  
 Theory: Theory:
-  * Robots in Ecology: [[http://​www.scirp.org/​journal/​PaperInformation.aspx?​paperID=18956#​.VPbpRGYk9AY|Welcome to the machine PDF]]  +  * Robots in Ecology: [[http://​www.scirp.org/​journal/​PaperInformation.aspx?​paperID=18956#​.VPbpRGYk9AY|Welcome to the machine PDF]] 
-  * FoAM'​s ​[[http://augmentedecology.com/|Augmented Ecology]]+  * [[http://tuinvanmachines.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/​en|Het Nieuwe Instituut]] Tuin van Machines 
 +  * see also [[thalience]] 
 +  * see also [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Uncanny_valley|uncanny valley]]
  
 Universities:​ Universities:​
-  * Bristol Robotics Lab [[http://​singularityhub.com/​2010/​08/​05/​robot-with-artificial-gut-eats-waste-for-electrical-power-video/​|Robot with artificial gut]] [[https://​mitpress.mit.edu/​sites/​default/​files/​titles/​alife/​0262290758chap131.pdf|research PDF]] and their study on [[http://​phys.org/​news/​2012-05-environmentally-friendly-robot.html|Biodegradable Robotics]]+  * Bristol Robotics Lab [[http://​singularityhub.com/​2010/​08/​05/​robot-with-artificial-gut-eats-waste-for-electrical-power-video/​|Robot with artificial gut]] [[https://​mitpress.mit.edu/​sites/​default/​files/​titles/​alife/​0262290758chap131.pdf|research PDF]] [[http://​news.nationalgeographic.com/​news/​2006/​03/​0331_060331_robot_flesh.html|bug eating robot]] and their study on [[http://​phys.org/​news/​2012-05-environmentally-friendly-robot.html|Biodegradable Robotics]]
   * [[http://​www.kuleuven.be/​wieiswie/​en/​person/​00085557|Robbe van Beers]] KU Leuven, robotica and ripeness sensors used for [[http://​spie.org/​profile/​Robbe.Van%20Beers-9076|Breaburn apples]]   * [[http://​www.kuleuven.be/​wieiswie/​en/​person/​00085557|Robbe van Beers]] KU Leuven, robotica and ripeness sensors used for [[http://​spie.org/​profile/​Robbe.Van%20Beers-9076|Breaburn apples]]
   * [[http://​www.lr.tudelft.nl/​nl/​actueel/​laatste-nieuws/​artikel/​detail/​media-aandacht-cyber-zoo/​|TUDelft]] CyberZoo   * [[http://​www.lr.tudelft.nl/​nl/​actueel/​laatste-nieuws/​artikel/​detail/​media-aandacht-cyber-zoo/​|TUDelft]] CyberZoo
   * [[http://​www.cc.gatech.edu/​ai/​robot-lab/​research/​ecological.html|GaTech]] Mobile Robot Lab   * [[http://​www.cc.gatech.edu/​ai/​robot-lab/​research/​ecological.html|GaTech]] Mobile Robot Lab
   * IBED UVA    * IBED UVA 
-  * [[http://​www.wageningenur.nl/​en/​Expertise-Services/​Chair-groups/​Plant-Sciences/​Farm-Technology-Group.htm|Wageningen]] farm technology group and [[http://​www.incas3.eu/​projects/​smartbot|Smartbot]]+  * [[http://​www.wageningenur.nl/​en/​Expertise-Services/​Chair-groups/​Plant-Sciences/​Farm-Technology-Group.htm|Wageningen]] farm technology group and [[http://​www.incas3.eu/​projects/​smartbot|Smartbot]] and [[http://​www.robatic.nl/​|Robatic]]
   * [[http://​mime.oregonstate.edu/​research/​drl/​|Oregon University]] Dynamic Robotics Lab   * [[http://​mime.oregonstate.edu/​research/​drl/​|Oregon University]] Dynamic Robotics Lab
   * [[http://​www.ucl.ac.uk/​complex|UCL]] Centre for Mathematics,​ Physics and Engineering in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology   * [[http://​www.ucl.ac.uk/​complex|UCL]] Centre for Mathematics,​ Physics and Engineering in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology
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   * [[https://​news.wsu.edu/​2014/​12/​03/​research-examines-quality-of-landscape-cover-for-prey/#​.VR-n-WaZZAY|WSU]] LiDAR fearscapes   * [[https://​news.wsu.edu/​2014/​12/​03/​research-examines-quality-of-landscape-cover-for-prey/#​.VR-n-WaZZAY|WSU]] LiDAR fearscapes
   * [[http://​www2.isr.uc.pt/​~embedded/​events/​WREM/​RSS2013/​Home.html|Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring 2013]]   * [[http://​www2.isr.uc.pt/​~embedded/​events/​WREM/​RSS2013/​Home.html|Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring 2013]]
 +  * [[http://​cocoro.uni-graz.at/​drupal/​home|Graz University]] CoCoRo - Marine Robotic Swarms
  
 Open Source: Open Source:
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 Companies: Companies:
   * [[http://​www.festo.com/​cms/​en_corp/​9617.htm|Festo]]   * [[http://​www.festo.com/​cms/​en_corp/​9617.htm|Festo]]
 +  * [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Energetically_Autonomous_Tactical_Robot|Cyclone Power Tech]] plant biomass powered robot
   * [[http://​swarmfarm.com/​|Swarm Farm]]   * [[http://​swarmfarm.com/​|Swarm Farm]]
   * [[http://​clearflightsolutions.com/​|Robird]]   * [[http://​clearflightsolutions.com/​|Robird]]
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   * [[http://​www.robugtix.com/​t8x/​|Robugtrix]]   * [[http://​www.robugtix.com/​t8x/​|Robugtrix]]
   * [[http://​www.can-cia.org/​index.php?​id=1270|Chico Mendes bot]] Brazilian rainforest pollution bot   * [[http://​www.can-cia.org/​index.php?​id=1270|Chico Mendes bot]] Brazilian rainforest pollution bot
 +  * [[http://​www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/​2015/​05/​liquid-robotics-announces-partner-program-unmanned-ocean-technology/?​utm_source=Unmanned+Systems+Technology+Newsletter&​utm_campaign=06b3003c72-Unmanned_Systems_Technology_eBrief&​utm_medium=email&​utm_term=0_6fc3c01e8d-06b3003c72-110735013|Liquid Robotics]]
  
 History: History:
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   * [[http://​www.osrfoundation.org/​|Open Source Robotics Foundation]]   * [[http://​www.osrfoundation.org/​|Open Source Robotics Foundation]]
   * [[http://​softroboticstoolkit.com/​|Soft Robotics Toolkit]] is part of [[http://​biodesign.seas.harvard.edu/​|Harvard Biodesign Lab]] that works on '​augmenting and restoring human performance'​ (exoskeletons etc)   * [[http://​softroboticstoolkit.com/​|Soft Robotics Toolkit]] is part of [[http://​biodesign.seas.harvard.edu/​|Harvard Biodesign Lab]] that works on '​augmenting and restoring human performance'​ (exoskeletons etc)
 +  * [[http://​publiclab.org/​wiki/​ndvi|Public Lab]] on mapping photosynthesis with near-infrared camera [[http://​publiclab.org/​wiki/​infragram|Infragram]] + [[http://​publiclab.org/​wiki/​near-infrared-camera|introduction]]
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 Blogs, groups, etc: Blogs, groups, etc:
   * [[http://​www.robot161.nl/​|Robot161]] blog   * [[http://​www.robot161.nl/​|Robot161]] blog
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   * [[http://​www.eurageng.eu/​workgroups|European Network for Advanced Engineering in Agriculture and Environment]]   * [[http://​www.eurageng.eu/​workgroups|European Network for Advanced Engineering in Agriculture and Environment]]
   * [[http://​www.nvtl.info/​|Nederlandse Vereniging Techniek in de Landbouw]]   * [[http://​www.nvtl.info/​|Nederlandse Vereniging Techniek in de Landbouw]]
 +  * [[http://​www.robots.nu/​robot-nieuws/​category/​robotdieren|Robots.Nu]] Robot animals
 +Articles:
 +  * [[http://​www.scientias.nl/​hond-wordt-binnenkort-een-luxe-en-vervangen-door-robot/​|Dogs soon to be replaced by robots]]
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 Competitions:​ Competitions:​
   * [[http://​www.fieldrobot.nl/​|Field Robot competition]] in [[http://​fre2015.um.si/​index.php/​event-program|Maribor]] June 15th   * [[http://​www.fieldrobot.nl/​|Field Robot competition]] in [[http://​fre2015.um.si/​index.php/​event-program|Maribor]] June 15th
   * [[http://​softroboticstoolkit.com/​|Soft Robotics]] this years [[http://​softroboticstoolkit.com/​design-competition|challenge]]   * [[http://​softroboticstoolkit.com/​|Soft Robotics]] this years [[http://​softroboticstoolkit.com/​design-competition|challenge]]
 +  * [[https://​youtu.be/​ZFWzmC7B-TE|Hebocon]] for the technically unskilled
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 Conferences:​ Conferences:​
   * [[http://​www.roboticsconference.org/​index.html|2015 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference]] in Rome, July 13-17   * [[http://​www.roboticsconference.org/​index.html|2015 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference]] in Rome, July 13-17
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 **Agriculture bots:**\\ **Agriculture bots:**\\
 Harvesting and Tractors:\\ Harvesting and Tractors:\\