Choreographing Theatrical Scenes for Aerial Robots through Keyframe Interpolation

Abstract

We detail an approach for translating storyboarding, a common method of spatial and temporal motion design used by choreographers and theatric directors, into dynamically feasible trajectories for multiple aerial vehicles for use in theatric performances. We show flight results for motions designed for groups of four, six, and eight quadrotors, and discuss design considerations for extending the implementation to more complex choreographies.

 

Authors

  • E. A. Cappo, PhD Student, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute

  • Zachary Rispoli, Undergraduate Student, Carnegie Mellon School of Art

  • Nima Dehghani, Masters Student, Carnegie Mellon School of Art

  • Derek Mitchell, PhD Student, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute

  • Ali Momeni, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon School of Art

  • Nathan Michael, Associate Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute

 
 

Citation

“Choreographing theatrical scenes for aerial robots through keyframe interpolation,” in Workshop on Artistically Skilled Robots, Proc. of the IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intell. Robots and Syst., Daejeon, South Korea, Oct. 2016.