Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction

Dennis Reidsma, Herwin van Welbergen, Ronald Poppe, Pieter Bos, Anton Nijholt

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    10 Citations (Scopus)

    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 languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEntertainment Computing - ICEC 2006
    Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference, Cambridge, UK, September 20-22, 2006. Proceedings
    EditorsRichard Harper, Matthias Rauterberg, Marco Combetto
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages1-12
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-45261-4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-45259-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006
    Event5th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2006 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Duration: 20 Sep 200622 Sep 2006
    Conference number: 5

    Publication series

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

    Conference

    Conference5th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2006
    Abbreviated titleICEC
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityCambridge
    Period20/09/0622/09/06

    Fingerprint

    Cameras

    Keywords

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

    Cite this

    Reidsma, D., van Welbergen, H., Poppe, R., Bos, P., & Nijholt, A. (2006). Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction. In R. Harper, M. Rauterberg, & M. Combetto (Eds.), Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2006: 5th International Conference, Cambridge, UK, September 20-22, 2006. Proceedings (pp. 1-12). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 4161). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/11872320_1
    Reidsma, Dennis ; van Welbergen, Herwin ; Poppe, Ronald ; Bos, Pieter ; Nijholt, Anton. / Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction. Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2006: 5th International Conference, Cambridge, UK, September 20-22, 2006. Proceedings. editor / Richard Harper ; Matthias Rauterberg ; Marco Combetto. Berlin : Springer, 2006. pp. 1-12 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
    @inproceedings{7a4a8d7eec974f0e8a259850bdd47611,
    title = "Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction",
    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.",
    keywords = "EWI-8380, IR-63745, METIS-238720",
    author = "Dennis Reidsma and {van Welbergen}, Herwin and Ronald Poppe and Pieter Bos and Anton Nijholt",
    year = "2006",
    month = "9",
    doi = "10.1007/11872320_1",
    language = "English",
    isbn = "978-3-540-45259-1",
    series = "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",
    publisher = "Springer",
    pages = "1--12",
    editor = "Richard Harper and Matthias Rauterberg and Marco Combetto",
    booktitle = "Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2006",

    }

    Reidsma, D, van Welbergen, H, Poppe, R, Bos, P & Nijholt, A 2006, Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction. in R Harper, M Rauterberg & M Combetto (eds), Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2006: 5th International Conference, Cambridge, UK, September 20-22, 2006. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4161, Springer, Berlin, pp. 1-12, 5th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2006, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 20/09/06. https://doi.org/10.1007/11872320_1

    Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction. / Reidsma, Dennis ; van Welbergen, Herwin; Poppe, Ronald; Bos, Pieter; Nijholt, Anton.

    Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2006: 5th International Conference, Cambridge, UK, September 20-22, 2006. Proceedings. ed. / Richard Harper; Matthias Rauterberg; Marco Combetto. Berlin : Springer, 2006. p. 1-12 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 4161).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    TY - GEN

    T1 - Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction

    AU - Reidsma, Dennis

    AU - van Welbergen, Herwin

    AU - Poppe, Ronald

    AU - Bos, Pieter

    AU - Nijholt, Anton

    PY - 2006/9

    Y1 - 2006/9

    N2 - 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.

    AB - 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.

    KW - EWI-8380

    KW - IR-63745

    KW - METIS-238720

    U2 - 10.1007/11872320_1

    DO - 10.1007/11872320_1

    M3 - Conference contribution

    SN - 978-3-540-45259-1

    T3 - Lecture Notes in Computer Science

    SP - 1

    EP - 12

    BT - Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2006

    A2 - Harper, Richard

    A2 - Rauterberg, Matthias

    A2 - Combetto, Marco

    PB - Springer

    CY - Berlin

    ER -

    Reidsma D, van Welbergen H, Poppe R, Bos P, Nijholt A. Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction. In Harper R, Rauterberg M, Combetto M, editors, Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2006: 5th International Conference, Cambridge, UK, September 20-22, 2006. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer. 2006. p. 1-12. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/11872320_1