The project was developed on request from X5 Retail Group, specifically for the opening ceremony of the new distribution center in Yekaterinburg.
The theme of the show is Evolution of Logistic. Our client, needed drones to portray the future of logistic i.e. the transportation of goods from manufacturer to the customer. The performance featured not only drones but also dancers.
Our goal was to show the possibility of harmony between human and robot. That, people and robots can work together, complementing each other.
Tsuru Robotics provided the drones (six large and one small), equipment, communications system and server systems. We introduced the first version of our Robocopts 350 with controllable LED lights and a diffuser. Besides, we designed original fixtures to which the boxes were fastened – as an imitation of transported goods.
Despite that, we were given only three weeks to make the show (assembling the drones, creating special radio channel, programming a flight route etc.) we solved the main issue – namely, the issue of sustainability. At the right moment, our system provided – the drones did their part perfectly, synchronizing with the dancers.
The gig in Yekaterinburg was organized in association with a team of programmers, artists, directors, and musicians from The Interactive Lab.