Trila

Trila is the next project in the works at Living Sculpture. It will be mobile, interactive, intelligent, and capable of genetic reproduction through a similar process to the Octofungi.


Trila consists of three articulated arms that exhibit similar movements to those of a worm or a snake. At the end of each arm is a large rotating circular display that has the ability to project images. The images could be simply reflections of what is in front or in the back of the disc, or they could be colorful graphics, images, or something completely different. The displays depend entirely on the emotional state of Trila at any given moment.


Trila uses multiple processors in a modular fashion. Each module--each joint of an arm--has its own processing element. High-level decisions for Trila are made by a central processing unit (most likely an Intel Pentium based personal computer system).


Like Octofungi, Trila can evolve by modifying its own code with genetic algorithms through integrated Gene Genie software. Unlike Octofungi, Trila will contain a version of Gene Genie within itself.


The purpose of the Trila project is to demonstrate emotional states for a Living Sculpture in a more visual way than Octofungi. Trila represents a deep investigation of the emotional process. In addition, Trila will possess a greater learning capacity than Octofungi, making it the smartest Living Sculpture thus far.

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