Media Embodied Tekne and Bridges of Diversity: METABODY

Themes: Life Science & Health, Robotics, Social Impact

Late prototype

A TRL is a measure to indicate the matureness of a developing technology. When an innovative idea is discovered it is often not directly suitable for application. Usually such novel idea is subjected to further experimentation, testing and prototyping before it can be implemented. The image below shows how to read TRL’s to categorise the innovative ideas.

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METABODY aims to counter the growing trend of current media of reducing non-verbal interactions (93% of our expressions) to a highly reduced standardised set gestures of interaction through conventional interfaces.


METABODY will develop technologies, tools, techniques and devices that will be integrated in the first fully interactive architectural pavilion, which will tour throughout Europe. Architectural Robotics, Computational simulations, Sensors, actuators and control systems, Human Psychology, Choreography, Computer Science and AI shall be systematically synergised in order to attain this vision.


The research which started in 2013 shall be producing novel physical prototypes every year, with its final climax in 2017, resulting in the world's first real-time interactive pavilion structure. Such a space will seek to open perceptions, relations, movements and behaviours up to indeterminacy, for a social ecology to come.

Dr. Nimish Biloria


Dieter Vandoren

Jia Rey Chang

Prof. ir. Kas Oosterhuis

Veronika Laszlo