Things about puppets versus robots

Although robotics could be incorrectly seen as a modern form of puppetry, robots and puppets do not serve the same purpose. Puppetry is about looking for narratives from a unique space between the objects,  the viewer and the puppeteer, it is about listening to the material. Where the outcome in puppetry is about magic, wonder and surprise, in robotics, it is about serving a feedback loop. Evolution in the art of puppetry comes from the computational nature of this objects and how they come to be perceived as “alive” and also from a shift in the casting of the controller.