Choreorobotics: An Emerging Discipline

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Choreorobotics: An Emerging Discipline
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Huang 018
Catie Cuan - Stanford University
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Choreographers and roboticists both organize moving bodies in space, yet the platforms and practices they employ are seemingly dissimilar. This talk describes the emerging field of choreorobotics, from dancing robots to novel programming interfaces, and why the intersection of these artistic and engineering fields is rapidly expanding.


Catie is a PhD Candidate in the Mechanical Engineering department at Stanford University, where she completed a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Her research focuses on robotics, haptics, and imitation learning. A professional dancer and choreographer, her artistic work is situated between dance and robotics. She has been awarded artistic residencies at TED, ThoughtWorks Arts, and the RAD Lab. She is currently the inaugural Artist-in-Residence for the Everyday Robots Project at X, formerly Google X, the moonshot factory.