The Confessor: Human-Robot Theater

The robotic desk lamp AUR was part of the first human-robot theater play written and performed by human and robot actors. The robot was controlled through a novel actor point-of-view hybrid control system structured around scenes, beats, and actions, and enabling the robot to react in time and make eye-contact with the actors during rehearsal and performance. This system is the first step in an ongoing effort towards a fully autonomous robotic actor.