Robot Dancer

Carol Trindade’s dance moves are controlled by joystick movements and button presses.

I built a video game-style joystick system to control a human dancer pretending to be a robot. The system would transmit a graphic of the joystick moves and button presses to a covert electronic status display for the dancer to incorporate into physical dance moves. Carol Trindade performed as the dancer for @LoadingFestival in downtown Miami. To comply with COVID best practices, Carol was dancing inside of clear glass box while passers by would use the joystick which was located on the other side of the glass box.

For @LoadingFestival in Downtown Miami March 14/2021
Concept, Hardware and software by Dr. Clement Shimizu
Robot Dancer performance by @CarolTrindadeArtist