Towards Bi-directional Dancing Interaction

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

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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 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

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

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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).
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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).

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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