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fish, plant, rack
‘fish, plant, rack’ allows the navigational electrical discharges of ‘gnathonemus petersi’ to instruct the actions of a robot whose task is to monitor the development of plants in a hydroponic system. Using the artificial intelligence system ‘DharmAi’ the robot listens to the audible incoming stream of pulses from the fish and interprets emerging patterns and densities of clicks as parameters for actions. Gradually building up a more and more comprehensive understanding of the hidden language within these signals the robot is able to go about its tasks and to express its ‘feelings’ about the conditions of the plants and its relationship with the fish through a series of sound and light signals and motions configured to convey excitement, awe, anxiety and disappointment.