From moving Sculpture to Bionic Robots - Art, Design, and Science

Welcome at the Human Robotx Design Studio. Take a look into the future: art, design, science, and technology have been melting to a new symbiosis.

Computer-controlled generative manufacturing technologies are changing the kind of production in a revolutionary way. As an artist and designer I have been exploring these possibilities since 1994. Instead of carving out a sculpture of full material (clay, wood, stone) as sculptors do since thousands of years, something new is emerging: fractal geometric structures with high complexity, realized in a generative way with high-tech.

My sculpture consist of two-dimensional planes which penetrate each other orthogonally in different directions, forming holistic, complex integrated spatial structures. Such structures don't have an inside or outside anymore, only surfaces, which are ever in contact with the environment. Moveable plate-joints then guides to the vision of moving sculptures, that literally could step down from the pedestal. And this approach leads directly to humanoid robotics, in which artistic, scientific, and engineering disciplines will be united in a new bionic technology.

This structural-geometric concept was also inspired by structure generating processes in nature, which have to be founded on simple and recognizeable physical principles. This is my credo: Complexity follows simple principles. To discover, explore, and understand these principles, to express them in my art, and to master them also by new technologies, is the goal of my design and research program.

Another aim of my work was and is to interprete quantum physics - the foundation of all of our understanding of nature and reality, at least theoretically - in a realistic sense and free of contradictions, and therefore really comprehensible. The most physicists have been thinking that this is impossible on principle, hence an unsolvable scientific problem. My most important insight in this context, which indeed could revolutionize our scientific worldview, is the discovery of holistic division and fusion processes in the double-slit experiment. In may way of understanding, these are non-mechanical structure generating processes just like cell division and spatial branching in biology (!), which now also characterizing the physical constitution of matter and fields.

The new physical principle of field branching and local reunification is valid also for single light quanta, electrons, or "atoms". Thus the key experiments of quantum physics (double-slit experiment, partial reflection, and polarization) falsify the 2500 years old atomic hypothesis, and all particle models - loud and clear. This demands an an allround scientific paradigm change in physics, which is founded on atomistic particle assumptions until today, even if field-like thought, and in all science.

This is not so dramatic as it seems: The failed atomic hypothesis (atomos - the indivisible) can be replaced without problems by cell division and branching processes of fields, molecules, gases, and fluids, what guides us directly to a molecular physics without atoms. And this exactly in the sense of Avogadro and the quantum molecule orbital theory of Friedrich Hund and Robert Mulliken! That means that an objective reality exists, and the molecule theory of Avogadro, the empirical evidences of chemistry, especially of chemical reactions, and the periodic table of elements remain valid furthermore - but without "atoms", say without indivisible entities. Hence we can explain Nature also without the atom and elemtary particle hypothesis, and without to lose the wheel grip and the contact to the reality, like some physicists. The new nature principle of holistic division and branching solves the interpretation problem of quantum physics and the "measurement" problem, enables a new understanding of the true constitution of the reality, and unites physics, chemistry, and biology on a common physical foundation. This could be the Kickstart of a new scientific revolution.