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Title: Robot dancing: What makes a dance?
Authors: Tholley, Ibrahim S.
Meng, Qinggang
Chung, Paul Wai Hing
Keywords: Robot dancing
Dancing skills
Dance improvement
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Trans Tech Publications
Citation: THOLLEY, I.S., MENG, Q. and CHUNG, P.W.H., 2012. Robot dancing: What makes a dance. Advanced Materials Research, 403-408, pp. 4901 - 4909.
Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the mechanics of dance for humans that can be applied to robots, in an attempt to make dancing robots learn the fundamentals of dance, and improve their dancing. We provide a conceptual definition of ‘dance’ and ‘movement’ to make robot dancers form their own movements to music. We used a virtual robot dog to experiment on our conceptual definitions, and human subjects to give their feedback on the robot’s dancing. Experimental results show that the robot learns (using reinforcement learning) our conceptual definition of ‘dance’ and that a dance that has structure and fundamental joint movements, improves the dancing.
Description: This article is closed access. It was published in the journal Advanced Materials Research: http://www.scientific.net/AMR It was originally presented as a conference paper and published in the Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Control, Robotics and Cybernetics, 2011, pp. 53 - 58.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.403-408.4901
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10186
Publisher Link: http://www.scientific.net/AMR.403-408.4901
ISSN: 1022-6680
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Computer Science)

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