Robotics and Choreography

Not offered this year
Offered most years, last taught:

Summer 2022

This course explores overlapping concepts in the fields of robotics and choreography. Inspired by Boston Dynamics’ recent robotic dance performances, topics in this class will explore motion planning, inverse and forward kinematics, and robotic programming, as well as choreography, puppetry, dance history and theories of embodiment. Students will work on projects that aim to make robots dance in both real and simulated environments, as well foster research in the interstices of robotics and performance.