19 March 2020 from 16:00 to 19:00

Acting Like a Robot

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On 19 March, the festive kick-off of the new research project Acting Like a Robot: Theatre as Testbed for the Robot Revolution takes place. Utrecht University is represented by Prof. Maaike Bleeker (Media and Culture).

Prof. dr. Maaike Bleeker. Foto:Jochem Jurgens
Prof. Maaike Bleeker

Acting Like a Robot brings together robot developers and experts from the theatre (practitioners and scholars) to develop innovative approaches to the design of the behavior of robots and the interaction between humans and robots. This project also investigates the potential of the theatre for imagining future scenarios for living with robots and how current developments in robotics open new terrain for explorations by theatre-makers. On this night, the project is introduced by Maaike Bleeker (UU), Koen Hindriks (VU), and Ulrike Quade (Ulrike Quade Company), followed by drinks.

Acting Like a Robot is a collaboration between Utrecht University (Theatre Studies/ research group Transmission in Motion), de Vrije Universiteit (AI/robotics), de Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht (Performative Creation processes), theatre company Ulrike Quade Company and SPRING Performing Arts Festival. This project is financially supported by NWO (SMART Culture ClSC.KC.205).

Start date and time
19 March 2020 16:00
End date and time
19 March 2020 19:00
Entrance fee
Free entrance