A Kerala-based Robotics firm, “Inker Robotics” has initiated a programme to preserve the 4,000-year-old dying art form of puppetry, using technology and automation. The first live model of the automated process in puppetry was showcased at the District Heritage Museum in Palakkad.
Tholapavakoothu the Shadow Puppetry of Kerala is played traditionally by Pulavar accompanied with shadow light, sound, and songs.
A dedicated team of engineers at Inker Robotics have done research about the art form along with the Pulavars. They are confident that this programme will help revive the 4,000-year-old art form that was part of folklore.