This robot installation at the V&A explores the ‘borders”‘ around human/robot interaction, reversing the traditional ‘fear’ portrayed in sci-fi films of robots oppressing and interfering with humans.

Slave/Master combines contemporary dance, cutting-edge robotics and interactive projection graphics in a collaborative performance, with the audience able to roam freely around the installation space, viewing it from all angles.

The concept, costumes and production were devised by London-based innovation studio BR Innovation Agency, with projection graphic technology and creative support from Holition and dancers and choreography from the London Contemporary Ballet Theatre.

Robotic arms, software, engineering support and sponsorship were provided by KUKA Robotics UK Ltd, Autodesk, Adelphi Automation and SCM Handling.

Part of London Design Festival at the V&A

  • Saturday, 16 – Sunday, 24 September 2017
  • 10.00 – 17.30
  • The Raphael Cartoons, Room 48a, Level 1, V&A
  • Free event

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