Recently, we brought Synplode out to the Scharff Weisberg shop in Secaucus NJ to see how some real people interact with the system. The response was very positive, and the dancers reported having a great time.
In observing the interactions between the dancers and the system, I learned a lot about the effectiveness of different kinds of interactions between dancers and the system. It turns out that people care more about immediate responsiveness than do robots.
So development continues. Colors will be brighter. Music will be simpler. Responsiveness will be more immediate. Not much more can be done about dancer sexiness, though – it’s hard to tell from the video, but that parameter is basically maxed-out.