Robot Podcast Details Robot Play With Robot ActorsJun 3rd, 2009 | By Elisabeth Lewin | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcast Quickies
Folks who were old enough to watch television in the early 1970s will remember a Reese’s Peaut Butter Cup commercial about “two great tastes, that taste great together”? I was reminded of this today when I discovered a podcast episodes that combines two great topics, robots and stage drama, that seem awfully weird together — but are surprisingly tasty nonetheless when combined.
Robots, the podcast for news and views on robotics, features in its latest episode a look at a new play called, surprisingly, “Robots.” The play, by Swiss theatre director Christian Denisart, is unique, in that 3 of the 5 main characters are mobile robots which were built by robotics company Bluebotics.
The plot is about a man “so scared of human contact that he surrounds himself with robots, including Igor, a metallic butler, Bruno, a state-of-the art robotic dog, and Leila, a robotic recreation of a dancer.” The podcast features interviews with Denisart and Nicola Tomatis of Bluebotics.