MIT Creates Giant Robot Umbrella Dance Party [Video]
'UP: The Umbrella Project' is a large-scale live performance by the Pilobolus dance company and MIT’s Distributed Robotics Lab.
This Sunday, MIT students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in a large-scale live performance. ‘UP: The Umbrella Project‘, which is being held at Jack Barry Field, is a collaboration between MIT's Distributed Robotics Lab and the Pilobolus dance company.
Participants are given an umbrella outfitted with red, green and blue LED lights and they can change the color using a hand controller. Guided by the Pilobolus creative team, they will traverse the field and manipulate the hue of their umbrellas, creating a colorful and ever-changing display of live art. Dr. Kyle Gilpin, a postdoctoral associate at MIT, said: