Design and Implementation of a Puppet Theater with Autonomous Puppets and Controllable Puppets(1/2)

Project Details


Unlike a stage theater that needs all actors to play the roles in a drama, a puppet theater can let one person or few people to perform a puppet drama without the need of all actors showing up. Students and a group of students can use a puppet drama to demonstrate their imagination and learning results. The drama and puppet can be reused easily by other students. This project is to design and implement a digital puppet drama so that teachers in a classroom do not need to prepare the puppets and the stage and use puppet drama for learning. The puppet theater system includes (1) outlook, (2) actions, (3) manipulation interface, (4) cognitive recognition capabilities, (5) stage setting, (6) authoring system, and (7) performing system. The students can use the puppet theater to learn by watching, by designing scripts, and by performing puppet drama. The users can design autonomous puppet to perform in a drama. The puppet can also be controlled by actors through voice, hand gesture, and body gesture.
Effective start/end date1/08/2031/07/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • puppet digital learning theater
  • digital theater
  • drama-based learning
  • situated learning
  • embodied recognition


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