Honors & Awards

  • Stanford Mechanical Engineering Departmental Fellowship, Stanford University
  • Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Fellowship, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Stanford Advisors

All Publications

  • Dances with Robots Choreographing, Correcting, and Performing with Moving Machines TDR-THE DRAMA REVIEW-THE JOURNAL OF PERFORMANCE STUDIES Cuan, C. 2021; 65 (1): 124-143
  • Connecting People and Ideas: Making Sense of a Research Lab through Creating a Shared Frame INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION Sheppard, S. D., Bjorklund, T., Chen, H. L., Gilmartin, S. K., Atwood, S., Brubaker, E., Chew, K. J., Christov, P., Cuan, C., Danner, P., Karanian, B., Kusimo, A., Luehmann, L., Maturi, V., Mbaezue, C., Schaefer, F., Schnell, C., Toye, G., Trego, M. 2020; 36 (2): 796–813
  • OUTPUT: Choreographed and Reconfigured Human and Industrial Robot Bodies Across Artistic Modalities. Frontiers in robotics and AI Cuan, C. n. 2020; 7: 576790


    Millions of industrial robots are used across manufacturing and research applications worldwide. Handfuls of these robots have been used in dance, installation, and theatrical art works as tools and performers. OUTPUT, a collaborative artwork presented here, employs an industrial robot as choreographic source material and dancing body in order to reframe these robots as performers and bring them into closer proximity with the general public. This OUTPUT work has existed as a performance, installation, and augmented reality application. All three formats of the work include improvisational components, where a human can dance with a representation of themselves alongside an industrial robot, facilitating an embodied and creative experience next to these sequestered machines.

    View details for DOI 10.3389/frobt.2020.576790

    View details for PubMedID 33869292

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