System Details
The system as it exists now is not meant to be a final product, but a proof of concept for a much larger system controlling 30-40 mobile robots. Our intention was to explore three main questions to determine the feasibility of this large scale robotic control problem and its relation to the opera.

1. Can we get suitably precise and reliable positioning using the Vicon tracking system?
2. Is it feasible to choreograph the movements many robots using a 3D animation?
3. Can we imbue simple robots with interesting and compelling behavior suitable for a stage performance?

Thus far we have had success with all of these issues and are beginning to test the system on a larger scale.