ICYS TK5000
urban surveillance robot
(2008)

ICYS TK5000 disputes with the ever-growing surveillance in urban space. ICYS is equipped with a high-resolution camera, enabling it to perceive its surroundings. A custom designed face-tracking software allows the robot to recognize people and produce mug shots. For every spotted person, the time and the geo-coordinates are automatically logged.

The gathered information is printed on little stickers. Those stickers are adhered directly to the ground, thus leaving a distinctive trace of people moving through the city. Due to the nature of thermopaper the information fades over time and leaves traces of blank paper.