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Building artificial personalities: expressive communication channels based on an interlingua for a human-robot dance

Bryden, John, Hogg, David, Popat, Sita and Wallis, Mick (2008) Building artificial personalities: expressive communication channels based on an interlingua for a human-robot dance. In: International Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE XI), 5-8 August, Winchester.

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Abstract

The development of artificial personalities requires that we develop a further understanding of how personality is communicated. This can be done through developing humanrobot interaction (HRI). In this paper we report on the development of the SpiderCrab robot. This uses an interlingua based on Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) to intermediate a human-robot dance. Specifically, we developed measurements to analyse data in real time from a simple vision system and implemented a simple stochastic dancing algorithm on a custom built robot. This shows how, through some simple rules, a personality can emerge by biasing random behaviour. The system was tested with professional dancers and members of the public and the results (formal and anecdotal) are presented herein.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds)
The University of Leeds > Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications (Leeds) > Performance and Cultural Industries (Leeds)
Depositing User: Professor David Hogg
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2008 08:36
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:05
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4336

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