Unextinction

A pair of Trilobites, fossils of marine arthropods that went extinct around 250 million years ago, are mounted on custom robotic platforms. The machines emulate the supposed behavior of the extinct animals and grant them a late second chance: They roam the floor, try to hide from bright light and chirp quietly from time to time.

2021, trilobite fossils, custom plastic parts, custom electronics, motors. 10 x 10 x 10 cm each.

The robotic platforms are based on a design by Felix Fisgus.