School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Comedy Lab: Human vs. Robot A Hack the Barbican activity

9 August 2013

A collaboration between the labs of Queen Mary’s Cognitive Science Research Group, RoboThespian’s creators Engineered Arts, and the open-access spaces of Hack The Barbican, the researchers are staging a stand-up gig where the headline act is a robot as a live experiment into performer-audience interaction. 

This research is part of work on audience interaction being pioneered by the Cognitive Science Group.  It is looking at the ways in which performers and audiences interact with each other and how this affects the experience of ‘liveness’.  The experiment with Robothespian is testing ideas about how comedians deliver their material to maximize comic effect.

Tiernan Douieb —

Andrew O’Neill —

Robothespian —

Hack The Barbican
Comedy Lab: Robot vs. Human.
A Hack the Barbican Activity.