The Sentient Thespian is a film exploring projections of sentience in human-robot interaction, exploring the nature of the fourth Industrial Revolution.
Inspired by Shakespere’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the film portrays Puck, a highly articulate, non-humanoid robot exploring its own sentience. Puck is played by a MekaMon robot. Puck interacts with Lysander, played by a 15 foot ABB IRB 6700 industrial robot, and Helena, who is Lysander's gesture director.
This project was incubated by ThoughtWorks Arts, and supported by Reach Robotics and the Consortium for Research & Robotics.
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