Can a robot be disobedient without being malicious?

The Sneezing Vacuum Cleaner


with Finn Crockatt
Nov 2019
400×230×250
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?



WHAT IS IT?

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.