The Mirror is a research project to produce fluid, human-like movement
in a mechanical body.
The Mirror Project
How can we teach a robot to perform? To dance?
Young performers start to learn their craft through imitation. Beginning dancers learn by imitating more experienced dancers. A common exercise in early actor training is “The Mirror,” where one performer precisely copies the movements of another.
This is where we began with Baxter.
Our aim is to produce autonomous, fluid, expressive behavior.
Progress of our research
The mirror Production Team:
Lead Artist Lance Gharavi
Roboticists Srikanth Saripalli
Systems Design Matthew Ragan
Sound Design Steve Christiansen
Movement Analyst Becky Dyer
Dancer Molly Schenck
“Robots are interesting because they make us strange. It's what great art does.”