Robotic Puppets and the Engineering of Autonomous Theater

Elizabeth Jochum, Jarvis Schultz, TD Murphey, Eliot Johnson

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This chapter outlines the design of software for embedded control of robotic
marionettes using choreography. In traditional marionette puppetry, the puppets often
possess dynamics that are quite different from the creatures they imitate. Puppeteers must therefore understand and leverage the inherent dynamics of the puppets to create believable and expressive characters. Because marionettes are actuated by strings, the mechanical description of the marionettes either creates a multiscale or degenerate ...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControls and Art : Inquiries at the Intersection of the Subjective and the Objective
Number of pages21
Publication date1 Jan 2014
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-03903-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-03904-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


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