Madeline the Robot Tamer

Produced by: Dir. Charles Nordstrom | Documentary | 2016 | USA | 2:40



During her residency at Pier 9, Madeline Gannon developed a project called Quipt - a gesture-based control software that gives industrial robots basic spatial behaviors for interacting closely with people. Wearable markers and a motion capture system let the robot see and respond to you in a shared space. This lets you and the robot safely follow, mirror, and avoid one another as you collaborate together. See more of how Madeline developed Quipt on her instructable here - For more info about Madeline's project visit - For info about Pier 9's Artist in Residence program visit -