Work

Nanodrizas

Arc├íngel Constantini, work in progress, exhibited as part of After the Net.

Date:
2009

The Nanodrizas are 13 floating autonomous robotic artifacts forming a network of wireless sensors, which measure, in real time, the water environmental conditions, transmitting data to local decentralized systems and Internet applications for interpretation, visualization and analysis, establishing a radio frequency communication network, satellite Internet and GPS. As a consequence, they intervene the space with synthesized sound and release bacterial and enzymatic remedies in situ.

Nanodrizas, inspired by science fiction, have the shape of a flying saucer, that besides being a direct referent, give an ideal exposed surface for the collocation of photovoltaic cells to capture solar rays for energy harvesting, together with ultra capacitors and lithium batteries, so as to provide the electronic and autonomy system’s needs.

These floating devices are planned as a radiofrequency communicative network, each of them is a node that transmits and receives censed data; they are structured as operative artificial species because of their relation with the environment as well as the group answer to the environmental phenomenon.

The individual intention of the processes executed by the Nanodrizas is immersed as an holistic communicative process, the purpose of the sound activity is, on the one hand, a formal solution of tactile communication with the spectator, and on the other, one of communication with the watery system when it emits representative sound waves of the environmental condition to the system itself.

The intention, when using bacteria, seeks to also be communicative to the watery medium. The use of different bacteria crops is sought, so that its function would be to reestablish the system. Nanodrizas, in this first stage, use organic matter as the reconstituent element of the affluent, looking forward to using it in the future, combined with specific machinery (MEMS), a product of nanotechnology.

Nanodrizas communicate with each other through the use of a particular radiofrequency, establishing a wireless sensor network which sends readings to a master center that documents and reinterprets the action in a numeric level, thus establishing communication with the digital environment through the Internet.

http://www.nanodrizas.org/