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"Phantom of the Opera" in Taiwan

December 16 2008

December 27 in Taiwan should take place premiere of the play the world's first "Theater of robots." Employees of local scientific and technological university (NTUST) promise to address four machines, two of which - humanoid - reproduce scenes from "Phantom of the Opera."

According to a press release from Taiwan's universities, in the play will be four robots, the creation of which have gone the last three years.

Starring two full-size (height 160 cm) android - "Man" Thomas and "Woman," Janet. They have, as they say, all as a people - hands, feet, head, face, with facial expressions. Robots, dressed in costumes, will sing and read the comic dialogues. Which side of the machine affect the Ghost 'is not yet clear.

Accompanying staff will perform a pair of double-handed two-bots: "Peak", which received the abbreviated name of the great Picasso show the skill of the artist, and "Ringo", something bound to drummer Beatles, will play the drums.

Taken together, this will be the first entertainment show, of which the Thais in the future are going to put a whole hundred - these ideas will have to show for the money to earn money for scientific research, reports .

Note that Taiwan is not able to take the first robots on stage - in November it was already done by Japanese. However, if you are Janet and Thomas and his comrades will play without actors, people, this will be the achievement of an entirely different level.

> Андрей Гальперин

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