Can a robot be disobedient without being malicious?

The Sneezing Vacuum Cleaner

with Finn Crockatt
Nov 2019
Acrylic sheets, clay, servo motors, DC fans, speaker, Arduino board, metal mesh           
Robots serve humans. Robots are not “alive”, but science fiction likes to challenge this notion; they develop a sense of self and overpower humans.

But do disobedient robots have to be synonymous with suppression, revolution and dystopia?

Can robots be a charming nuisance?


As an antithesis to the idea that robots exist solely for humans and our convenience, we created a robot that resists us and causes chaos, but not maliciously: a vacuum cleane that can’t help sneezing out the dust itcollected.