Fun Future for Puppets & Puppeteers “Yadori” @ Siggraph 2016

Robotic motion, HMDs, motion sensors and 3d camera vision make for some creative fun in making entertaining puppet shows. Keisuke Kawahara from University of Tsukuba explains how it works at 2016 Siggraph’s emerging technologies show.

“Yadori: Mask-Type User Interface for Manipulation of Puppets
This system for animatronics storytelling enables performers to manipulate puppets by wearing a mask-type device that allows easier and more intuitive manipulation of puppets.
Mose Sakashita
Keisuke Kawahara
Amy Koike
Kenta Suzuki
Ippei Suzuki
Yoichi Ochiai
University of Tsukuba”