I see robotics as one of the ultimate artforms, blending the aesthetic and the functional to create something both autonomous and beautiful. In my work, I seek to translate the fluidity of biological motion into mechanical and mechatronic devices. I'm also interested in robots as a sociological phenomenon. In biology, ethologists argue that divorcing the animal from its environment detracts from our ability to understand its behaviour. Similarly, considering robots purely in the context of their mechano-sensory function is to divorce them from their ethology. Robots are designed by humans - aka social creatures - and while physics may govern a large part of robot functions, most aspects of their design are grounded in an historical - even an evolutionary - social context.