Man Strikes Back (2020) is a performance by ‘Post uit Hessdalen‘ / Stijn Grupping. For this performance, I have worked on a number of position-controlled robot ‘wedges’. The control has been part of the MSc project of Teun van der Molen. The robots are built using the powerful motors of hoverboards and positioned using the HTC-Vive lighthouse system.

Still from the performance by Stijn Grupping.

The performance is choreographed motion combined with rhythmic juggling. The robot motions are synchronized with live music by a percussionist on stage. A review in de Theaterkrant can be found here.

Action shot of Stijn working his magic

Preparing the robot platforms in the workshop
man strikes back