Drikybot: Dancing With Robots

“Drikybot mix dance and robotics”

Audrick FAUSTA recently contacted me about his Drikybot project involving robotics and dance. In fact, he inspired today’s focus on Dance Tech & Games.

Most of his videos I’ve seen feature the NAO Robot which has a big following and is not a bad dancer!

In the video above you can see FAUSTA in what would be a fairly standard street dance staging if not for the robots which are part of the act. You can see a live show below to the same song but further along in the development of the relationship with the robots.

There’s something about what FAUSTA’s doing that reminds me of a scene at the end of one of the Terminator movies where the young John Conner is playing a game of some sort with the reprogrammed terminator unit in friendly mode. Something about finding a way to be with robots rather than simply programming them.

“Drikybot at NAO challenge”

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a PhD in Cultural Studies from OSU and performs improvisational dance in Working Sessions.