Her creation, ‘The True Love Tinder Robot‘ uses biometric sensors to read changes in galvanic skin resistance, which is a technical way of saying the sensors determine how sweaty your palms get.
Once the Arduino-based robot gets a reading, it then swipes left or right based on how attracted you are — based on biological response — to the person in the profile. The swiping is done automatically with a fake hand and the entire process features audible feedback by the robot itself.
Nicole isn’t a Tinder user herself, but she built the robot as a final project for her Intro to Physical Computing and Intro to Computational Media classes at NYU ITP.
If you want to see this amazing project yourself, it’ll be at the ITP Winter Show on December 20 and 21.