The innovation plan

Theater as testbed for the robot revolution.

If, as Shakespeare famously claimed, All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players, robots are the new kids on the block.

Prof. dr. Maaike Bleeker (Universiteit Utrecht)

Yesterday’s puppets are tomorrow’s robots. Together with experts, Ulrike Quade Company maps the influence of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) on humanity. Are robots, AI and smart applications still our instruments? Or are we ourselves increasingly the marionettes of networks and tools that we created ourselves? Quade uses her expertise in imagining humans and objects (puppets) to investigate these shifting balances, in two multi-year studies. The innovation trajectory is supported by NWO and the innovation subsidy of the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.