If you were at SXSW this year, you probably noticed the robot band. That bot band was powered by Autodesk Maya and an open-source plugin called Mimic, developed by Autodesk Labs. The plugin provides an alternative way to program industrial robots by animating them. Another partner in site was Sisu. Their system controls the bot realtime in an intuitive manner. Soon their system will be integrated into Mimic for the ultimate bot control for a myriad of industries including entertainment and live design.