Towards Socializing Non-anthropomorphic Robots By Harnessing Dancers’ Kinesthetic Awareness

Gemeinboeck, Petra and Saunders, Rob (2015) Towards Socializing Non-anthropomorphic Robots By Harnessing Dancers’ Kinesthetic Awareness. In: Cultural Robotics. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 85-97. ISBN 978-3-319-42944-1

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This paper discusses a novel approach towards socializing non-anthropomorphic robots, which harnesses the expert knowledge of dancers to develop abstract robot morphologies and their capacity to move in affective and expressive ways. We argue that movement offers a key to socializing non-anthropomorphic robots. Our Performative Body Mapping (PBM) method investigates the possibility of using human movement experts to teach non-humanlike robots to move and inter- act. The paper outlines the conceptual framework of PBM and discusses an ongoing pilot study that engages professional dancers to study the relationship between abstract, simple morphologies and their potential to move in expressive, socially encoded ways.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3-319-42944-1
Subjects: Computer Science, Information & General Works
Depositing User: Rob Saunders
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 12:14
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 13:31


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