: Joe Robot
The principal of modularity and therefore designed fault tolerance prevails thoughout the design of the robot:
: Jo(e) in Performance
The Flutterfugue Performance (London 2002, Geneva 2003) is part of the Virtual Interactive Puppetry (VIP) initiative which aims to create a user-friendly interface and portable technology system to allow disabled dancers and others with limited physical mobility to regain or construct a new sense of empowerment through virtual movement with puppets and people in real space and time.
The London performance in 2002 was a collaboration with:
- Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London (Lizbeth Goodman)
- New York University, NY, USA (Ken Perlin, Clilly Castiglia, Kate Brehm)
- Performance Animation Toolbox, The Narrativity Studio, Interactive Institute, Sweden (Jorgen Callesen)
- Jaihn K Rose
- Music by Nick Ryan (BBC)
The performance in Geneva was a part of the World Summit Award Ceremony 2003 and was a collaboration among:
Joe also participated in a similar performance in the Assistive Technologies Conference in Dublin in 2003.
The performances required the development of a modular motion behaviour library (with the help of Eva Jacobus), stream visual feed from one of the robot's eyes and experimentation of Jo(e)'s visual design.