2008 年 13 巻 3 号 p. 393-399
We developed an installation work group "bogs" making use of artificial muscle and prosthetic skin for the realization of the organic sense of being alive. Some of them have features of the "haptic interface" covered with the soft material imitated human skin and the "kinetic art work" making use of technology of the soft actuator as the motive energy. They also act as musical interfaces generating not clear sounds but virtual voices through the simulation of human vocal cords with formant synthesis. The users experience a virtual space where unknown animate beings appealing to the eye, the ear and the sense of touch live by interacting with bogs. In this case, bogs seem to be sprites lurking in our living and they broaden our minds.