“You’re it!‿: Role Identification using Pairwise Interactions in Tag Games

Alejandro Manuel Moreno Celleri, Ronald Walter Poppe

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    We aim at designing interactive playgrounds that automatically analyze the behavior of children while playing games, in order to adapt the gameplay and make the games more engaging. In this paper, we focus on recognizing roles in tag games, where children are taggers or runners. We start by tracking the location and motion of individual players, and subsequently recognize pairwise interactions: approach, chase and avoid. At each moment in time, we inspect the full set of pairwise interactions to determine the role of each player. Our approach is fully probabilistic, deals with any number of players and can easily be extended to include other interactions and roles. We evaluate our algorithm using simulations, which show promising results. We intend to extend our framework to recognize variants of the tag game, and to address actual play interactions.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW 2013)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-4990-3
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
    Event26th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2013 - Portland, OR, USA, Portland, United States
    Duration: 23 Jun 201328 Jun 2013
    Conference number: 26

    Publication series

    NameIEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition workshops
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    ISSN (Print)2160-7508


    Conference26th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2013
    Abbreviated titleCVPR 2013
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Other23-28 June 2013


    • EWI-23694
    • Tag games
    • HMI-CI: Computational Intelligence
    • Role recognition
    • Entertainment computing
    • METIS-302539
    • Play
    • Tag
    • IR-87443
    • Behavior analysis
    • Interactions
    • Interactive playground
    • Tracking

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