PERFORMANCES AND THEATER

Lectures in ROBOpop are more like performances; and ROBOpop creates robots as stage actors

Robots are machines but they are artificial personalities as well. Think as a puppeteer, let them act emotions. Choreograph their movements. Here are some examples…

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ROBOPOP AT INSPIRATION CONVENTION

On November 13, 2015 the FWG Inspiration Congress for care professionals took place, entitled “Who cares?” This congress was meant particularly for members of the FWG expert group – leaders in care that provide their vision on care to benefit the FWG Trend Reports. ROBOpop was there as one of the Inspiration Sessions. 

TOO LATE

Too Late is a performance with and by young people with physical disabilities and their care robots, addressing the theme of self-deprecation, gloating, and vicarious shame. Both robots and actors are challenged by the limitations of their bodies, yet they can do things you and I cannot.

De Rooij, V., & Hendrikjan de Stuntman (2015). Te Laat [Too Late] [Stage play]. De Parade (Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Amsterdam). Amsterdam: Stichting 5D. (Nominated for Parade Prize).