Regine has a write up about this neat robot that sweats when you caress it –
Alexithymia is a term that means the incapacity to verbalize emotions. When some sufferers want to talk but are unable to utter the words, they start sweating to manifest the desire to communicate.
Alexitimia is also the name that Paula Gaetano, an artist from Buenos Aires, gave to her robot. It’s a big blob that feels like rubber when you touch it. But it also sweats when you caress its surface. Paula Gaetano has a background in fine art but collaborated with scientists and techno experts to develop the robot. The only sensors are for touch and the only output is water that runs from a tank hidden in the base of the work.
The robot that sweats – Link & photos from Bios4 @ Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo.