The technological subject of this piece is the drone and I have to set up on stage several drones.
After setting Poppy on stage, this is another challenge because we must have a closed loop control of the robot position (contrary to humanoïd robots which were piloted by humans)
The work about the drones is not to make a performance with acrobatics but to make the drone move as if it was an animal (insect or bird). The trajectory control is then very important.
The traditional way to deal with this is to use Motion Capture with Vicon or Optitrack heavy installation. But this installation is very (very very) expensive on a dance stage (above 100000€).
The challenge is then to have autonomous drones without motion capture…
If you have ever heard about something like this, I am interested. I already have a list of solution to test.