The Double

This shot – affectionatlly known as the ‘wedding shot’ – was taken by Hasselblad master Ken Hermann for Euroman. Ken’s distinctive portrait style comes right through the lens.

This picture was the last in a series of outdoor portraits, and sort of a spur of the moment thing. The truth is, that behind the scenes I am in this position quite a lot. Maneuvering the robot in and out of cars, transport crates, stages, offices etc. has become an integral part of our research and dissemination work.

Beyond the absurd appearance of a grown man carrying a ditto in a suit, this picture alludes to the state of android science. When I grow old, will the roles be reversed?