Beautiful projection mapping, with robots!

Another from the “Awesome Past Lives I Never Knew My Colleagues Had” Files: I just learned that Tarik Abdel-Gawad, with whom I’ve been collaborating on AR stuff, programmed & performed the amazing “Box” projection-mapping robot demo with Bot & Dolly before Google acquired that company. It’s now a few years old but no less stunning:


Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. We believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression.

Check out this peek behind the scenes:

[YouTube 1 & 2]

One thought on “Beautiful projection mapping, with robots!

  1. Positively great work, interesting, even entertaining. But still contrived sums it up. If the movements of the man caused the movement and images on the canvass on it’s own creation, different story. Is it; did I misinterpret the movie? Cute, but I am finding so many of the 20’s and 30’s making something that was done 50 years ago and then saying- look at me, wow, am I good or what. Well no, go out and pay your dues as they say.

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