What happens when you get Cirque du Soleil to produce a performance by robotic quadcopters? You get this incredibly charming video about an electricians whose workshop is suddenly filled with dancing lampshades.

Cirque du Soleil teamed up with ETH Zurich and Verity Studios to treat the quadcopters as flying puppets for SPARKED, turning ordinary lampshades into something magical. The producers talk a bit more about the project below and show off some of the experiments they performed with their robotic dancers:

[via Fast Company Design]


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