Alexandre Colle


DI Webinar – Alexandre Colle, Edinburgh centre for Robotics

Aesthetics and robotics

Social robotics has become a multidisciplinary endeavour, from human psychology to material engineering and to some extend molecular biology. A social robot is also a product. Accordingly it needs to exist as part of a larger narrative, embodied by aesthetics.

Design exists for aesthetics. Robotic ignores it.

In this talk I will present my research on how to better integrate aesthetics principles in robotics and its consequences for the industry and designers alike.


Alexandre Colle is a PhD student at Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, specialising in human-robot interaction. Graduated with distinction from Central Saint Martins with a focus on industrial design (MA). Human-robot interaction designer freelance for the Small Robot Company. Successful entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience in fashion, luxury and lifestyle (Versace, Gaspard Yurkievich). B.A. in Fashion and Luxury Goods at the University of Perpignan. Practice and research focus on the aesthetics and integration of robotics and IoT.

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