Establishing Rapport with a Virtual Dancer

Antinus Nijholt, Dennis Reidsma, H. van Welbergen

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    Abstract

    We discuss an embodied agent that acts as a dancer and invites human partners to dance with her. The dancer has a repertoire of gestures and moves obtained from inverse kinematics and motion capturing that can be combined in order to dance both on the beat of the music that is provided to the dancer and sensor input (visual and dance pad) from a human partner made available to the virtual dancer. The interaction between virtual dancer and human dancer allows alternating ‘lead’ ad ‘follow’ behavior, both from the point of view of the virtual and the human dancer.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings (re)Actor. The First International Conference on Digital Live Art.
    EditorsJ.G. Sheridan, A. Bayliss
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherUniversity of Leeds
    Pages-
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

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    PublisherUniversity of Leeds
    Number10

    Keywords

    • IR-63743
    • METIS-237687
    • EWI-8377

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