A simple script language for choreography of multiple, synchronizing non-anthropomorphic robots

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The scripting language described in this document is (in the first place) intended to be used on robots developed by Anja M{\o}lle Lindelof and Henning Christiansen as part of a research project about robots performing on stage.
The target robots are expected to appear as familiar domestic objects that take their own life, so to speak, and perhaps perform together with human players, creating at illusion of a communication between them. In the current version, these robots' common behaviour is determined uniquely by a script written in the language described here -- the only possible autonomy for the robots is action to correct dynamically for inaccuracies that arise during a performance.
The present work is preliminary and has not been compared to properly to other research work in this area, and the testing is still limited. A first implementation on small Lego Mindstorms based robots is under development by Mads Saustrup Fox as part of his master thesis work.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCoRR, Cornell University Library
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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