Operobots: A Robotic Swarm for Artistic Expression


We are studying and implementing a swarm of 36 holonomic-drive robots for use in an upcoming robotic opera. Each robot will eventually comprise roughly eight degrees of freedom, and will follow a centralized control, allowing swarm behaviors as well as pre-scripted paths. In May, a test platform of three 3-DOF robots will be dancing, controlled by an animation with music composed by Tod Machover.