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More autonomy for Ravi the theatre robot

Lammers, David (2023) More autonomy for Ravi the theatre robot.

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Abstract:In recent years the field of robotics has made a significant impact on various industries. One of those industries is entertainment & theatre. The theatre group Sonnevanck did a theatre performance including a robot named Ravi. Currently the robot has no autonomous behaviour, the aim of this graduation project is to explore the use of autonomous behaviour on the robot Ravi, highlighting benefits, limitations and also the possibilities that it will create for the future of performing art on stage. This is achieved through designing and testing several prototypes while meeting the stakeholder requirements. With the utilization of IMU sensor data we were able to capture head movement and angular changes, translating it into real-time rotation of a robot head. Overall, the graduation work presented in the project showcases the potential of implementing partial autonomous behavior on theatrical robots. The research contributes to the advancement of robotics technology in theatrical environments and is a solid base for future research regarding mimicking body movements for robotics
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Theater Sonnevanck, Enschede, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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