Can you imagine two robots playing Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet? Teatronika explores acting from a technological point of view and focuses on the acting skills of robots and machines. This is a project by SPECS laboratory and Pompeu Fabra University that aims to bring robotics closer to the general audience.
During the sessions a series of plays will be performed by four Nao humanoid robots. The pieces will have the quality of an experiment of scenic robotics, emphasizing the scientific elements around the robots’ controls: expresiveness, speaking turns and focus of attention of the machines.
Idea: Martí Sánchez-Fibla
Stage direction: Beatriz Liebe
Authors of the plays: Hugo Álvarez, Gerard Freixes, Roc Parés, Àngel García-Cerdaña
UPF's robots: Capri, Dani, Xavi i Leo
Set design, electronics and technical support: Alex Escuredo
Voice: Àngel García-Cerdaña
Photo: ®Sytse Wierenga
A Universitat Pompeu Fabra's project, produced at SPECS lab