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Dancing With Robots Shows the Real Power Dynamic Between Humans and Machines

Brooke Roberts-Islam apologizes—she has agreed to introduce Rose Alice Larkings, founder and principal dancer/choreographer for the London Contemporary Ballet Theatre, but there is a brief delay. “Rose will be on shortly,” Roberts-Islam says. “She’s with the robots at the moment.”

The robots—a pair of snakelike KUKA Robotics LBR iiwa industrial robots, to be exact—are her muses and dance partners.

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Photo Credit: Image composite: MIcke Tong. iiwa image courtesy KUKA.