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19 March 2020
Grote Zaal, Muntstraat 2A

Kick- off: Acting Like a Robot ***CANCELLED***

Kick-off Acting Like a Robot postponed

In accordance with Utrecht University’s commitment to minimize the risk of spreading of the corona virus we have decided to postpone the kick-off of our research project Acting Like a Robot (scheduled for 19 March at 4pm). You will be informed once a new date has been set.

Best wishes

Maaike Bleeker, Ulrike Quade, Koen Hindriks en Nirav Christophe

You are cordially invited to the festive kick-off the new research project Acting Like a Robot: Theatre as Testbed for the Robot Revolution.

Acting Like a Robot brings together robot developers and experts from the theatre (practitioners and scholars) to develop innovative approaches to the design of the behavior of robots and the interaction between humans and robots. This project also investigates the potential of the theatre for imagining future scenarios for living with robots and how current developments in robotics open new terrain for explorations by theatre-makers.

Acting Like a Robot is a collaboration between Utrecht University (Theatre Studies/ research group Transmission in Motion), de Vrije Universiteit (AI/robotics), de Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht (Performative Creation processes), theatre company Ulrike Quade Company and SPRING Performing Arts Festival. This project is financially supported by NWO (SMART Culture ClSC.KC.205)

Timeline: Introduction of the project and our plans by Maaike Bleeker (UU), Koen Hindriks (VU) and Ulrike Quade (Ulrike Quade Company). Followed by drinks.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!