This is a performance that combines mime and Mimebots. Mimebots use illusory light effects to give the audience the impression that the sphere is rolling. As such, Mimebots can not only express realistic spherical movements, but also express motions that are inconsistent with the laws of physics, such as appear to roll uphill. Also, through the use of realistic spherical movements, Mimebots can create optical illusions using their surrounding environment. For example, by pretending to have crashed into a wall the sphere can express the existence of an invisible wall. In this manner, Mimebots express themselves much like human mime artists do.

Mime x Mimebots

  1. Performer
    1. Naoki Iimuro
  2. LED Display Ball
    1. Takemori Tatsuya
    2. Shuhei Tsuchida
  3. Spherical Robot
    1. Keita Tomochika
  4. Base Robot
    1. Tatsuya Takemori
  5. Software
    1. Shuhei Tsuchida
  6. Movies for LED Display Ball
    1. Yuma Ito
  7. Support
    1. Yukako Takeuchie
    2. Nur Wahida
    3. Taiga Tanaka
    4. Hiroto Shozude
  8. Special Thanks
    1. Chiaki Hayashi
    2. Takahiro Miyashita
    3. Tsutomu Terada
    4. Masahiko Tsukamoto
    5. Tsukamoto Terada Laboratory

Mime x Mimebots (30sec Digest ver.)

Mime x Mimebots (Multiple angle ver.)

Mime x Mimebots (Multiple angle, parralel ver.)

LED Display Ball Effects

Related Article

ロボスタ: 【第一回サービスロボット開発技術展レポート(2)】神戸大学、富士ソフト、iPresence合同会社、i-RooBO Network (05/28/2016). [LINK]
日刊工業新聞: 若手研究者発のロボットに出会える!「Robotics×Future 2016」(02/22/2016). [LINK]
MoguraVR: 失禁体験、喉から手が出。学生VRコンテスト「IVRC」で体験した驚きのアイデア(後編) (09/14/2015). [LINK]