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Dennis Vermeulen

In 2017, in a personal research project, I gathered  all kinds of information about robotics in The Netherlands and Europe. This information, about specific places that and people who were involved in robotics, about where connections with theatre could be made, and about literature on theatre and robotics in general, was useful both as a starting point for Maaike Bleeker’s project on theatre and robotics as well as preparation for my own MA thesis. That thesis was about the question how the design of human-object interactions in puppet theatre could be used in the design of human-robot interactions. In that way I hoped to make a first move in finding an appropriate way to create less uncanny and more credible relationships between human beings and robots.