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As technology continues to advance, robots are more likely to make their way into everyday life. As these robots gradually take on more complicated everyday jobs that they require working with humans directly, the study of Human-Robot Integration (HRI) will gain more importance. The task of studying human-robot interaction must combine a wide array of subjects ranging from computer science to performance. This dissertation describes a collaborative effort between the Media & Machines Lab and the Performing Arts Department at Washington University in Saint Louis to study the relationship between HRI and the work of actors and the theater. "Lewis" the robot participated in 2 major theatrical events, one class lesson, several rehearsals and one user study involving a total of 9 actors, about 25 students, 3 directors and was seen by over 300 audience members. These initial attempts at understanding human-robot interaction lay a foundation for future study in this emerging field.
Wilson, Chris, "Robots on Stage" Report Number: WUCS-2008-19 (2008). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.