Walking the Dog
The robot is a ‘replica’ of a military robot that the company Boston Dynamics was developing, commissioned by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) in the United States. On the battlefield the robot must follow a soldier like a faithful dog in order to transport equipment over areas that are impossible to be conquered by vehicles.
Paul Segers is fascinated by machines and the place they have in our society. He makes his interest visible in paintings, collages, sculptures, videos and installations. Segers sees himself mainly as a sculptor, the other techniques he uses are only for supporting his research.