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Abstract

Dancing is an entertaining form of taskless interaction.When interacting with a dancing Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA), the lack of a clear task presents the challenge of eliciting an interaction between user and ECA in a different way. In this paper we describe our Virtual Dancer, which is an ECA that invites a user to dance. In our system the user is monitored using global movement characteristics from a camera and a dance pad. The characteristics are used to select and adapt movements for the Virtual Dancer. This way, the user can dance together with the Virtual Dancer. Any interaction patterns and implicit relations between the dance behaviour of the human and the Virtual Dancer should be evoked intuitively without explicit appeal. The work described in this paper can be used as a platform for research into natural animation and user invitation behavior. We discuss future work on both topics.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProc. of 5th International Conference on Entertainment Computing
EditorsR. Harper, M Rauterberg, M. Combetto
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-45259-1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number11
Volume4161
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

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Keywords

  • EWI-8380
  • IR-63745
  • METIS-238720

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Reidsma, D., van Welbergen, H., Poppe, R. W., Bos, P., & Nijholt, A. (2006). Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction. In R. Harper, M. Rauterberg, & M. Combetto (Eds.), Proc. of 5th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (pp. 1-12). [10.1007/11872320_1] (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 4161, No. 11). Berlin: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/11872320_1

Reidsma, Dennis; van Welbergen, H.; Poppe, Ronald Walter; Bos, Pieter; Nijholt, Antinus / Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction.

Proc. of 5th International Conference on Entertainment Computing. ed. / R. Harper; M Rauterberg; M. Combetto. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2006. p. 1-12 10.1007/11872320_1 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 4161, No. 11).

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Reidsma, D, van Welbergen, H, Poppe, RW, Bos, P & Nijholt, A 2006, Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction. in R Harper, M Rauterberg & M Combetto (eds), Proc. of 5th International Conference on Entertainment Computing., 10.1007/11872320_1, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 11, vol. 4161, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/11872320_1

Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction. / Reidsma, Dennis; van Welbergen, H.; Poppe, Ronald Walter; Bos, Pieter; Nijholt, Antinus.

Proc. of 5th International Conference on Entertainment Computing. ed. / R. Harper; M Rauterberg; M. Combetto. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2006. p. 1-12 10.1007/11872320_1 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 4161, No. 11).

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Reidsma D, van Welbergen H, Poppe RW, Bos P, Nijholt A. Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction. In Harper R, Rauterberg M, Combetto M, editors, Proc. of 5th International Conference on Entertainment Computing. Berlin: Springer Verlag. 2006. p. 1-12. 10.1007/11872320_1. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 11). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/11872320_1