“Robotic Swarm Shadow Theater” presented by Duval, St-Onge and Rochette


Presentation Title:

  • Robotic Swarm Shadow Theater




  • Swarms are fascinating and hypnotic in nature. When observing a flock of birds or a swarm of ants, we sometimes wonder what their goal or reasoning (instinct or learned?) is, but, more often, we get lost in the contemplation of their complex organization and the aesthetic qualities of their coordinated motion. As part of an ongoing research-creation project, our team of choreographers, expressive motion experts, puppeteers and engineers designed a device to explore and manipulate the ‘swarm material’. This demonstration will provide the audience with a robotic swarm in a portable shadow theater.