The robots of Electric Circus look truly lifelike and are moved by remote control: a technique borrowed from the film-industry known as "animatronics", now mostly replaced by computer-animation.
The use of animatronics in theatre and street performances is not done very often and produces a surprising effect. The player/operator and the robot mix with the unsuspecting crowd, from there - mostly unnoticed - the robot is operated using the remote control.
This allows the arising of fascinating interactions. Despite the success of this technique, Electric Circus is experimenting with something new! In the new project 'Headspace' operation will be replaced by programming. The wires of the puppet were previously replaced by the waves of radio control, now the puppets will be completely free from the operator and will independently move! In fact they are only real robots than, capable to respond autonomously.