Robots on stage

Christiansen, Henning and Lindelof, Anja (2020) Robots on stage. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies, 7 (25). p. 167657. ISSN 2409-9708

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This article investigates the appearance of robots on stage in contemporary performance. As a convincing demonstration of the relevance of robots – as artefact, concept and metaphor – we take Blanca Li’s 2013 dance performance Robot! as our starting point. We have distilled five dimensions that provide vocabulary and terminology to characterise different instances of robots on stage with a focus on their expressive character. These dimensions are: Movements, Apparent level of Autonomy & Interaction, Appearance, Massification and Sound.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Robotperformance, HRI, robot theatre, performative gestalt
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor II.
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2021 06:55
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2021 06:55

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