Uncanny Robots

Examining human-robot interactions through dance and performance.


Co-Investigators: Linda Zhang, RSID; Louis Laberge-Cote, School of Performance; Belinda McGuire, external

Research Assistants: Sasha Anderson, School of Performance


This project aims to explore the possibilities of human-robot interactions through means not normally used. In a transdisciplinary, research-creation activity, the project will blur the lines of not only the performance/audience being human/non-human, but the space itself acting as both a site of creation and an interactive character, contributing to the narrative. The medium of dance has been an inherently human mode of expression and performance. With technology affecting so many areas of our experience, what, and how, can a technological actor contribute to this physical performance mode, and influence our understanding of ourselves and the role of technology.