Cypher is a shape-shifting robotic sculpture that teleports the user between the physical and digital worlds. Through its interactive soft robotic skin and virtual reality interface, Cypher establishes a bridge between the physical and digital worlds, synchronizing a virtual reality simulation with human-robot interaction. Through a sensor array, the sculpture detects the proximity of the audience and change its shape. The tethered VR headset teleports the user to its interior, radically shifting the scale of experience from object to space, making Cypher the first art experience in the world where actions taken affect the physical and digital worlds simultaneously.
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