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Generation of Whole-Body Expressive Movement Based on Somatical Theories

Nakata, Toru (2002) Generation of Whole-Body Expressive Movement Based on Somatical Theories. [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

An automatic choreography method to generate lifelike body movements is proposed. This method is based on somatics theories that are conventionally used to evaluate human’s psychological and developmental states by analyzing the body movement. The idea of this paper is to use the theories in the inverse way: to facilitate generation of artificial body movements that are plausible regarding evolutionary, developmental and emotional states of robots or other non-living movers. This paper reviews somatic theories and describes a strategy for implementations of automatic body movement generation. In addition, a psychological experiment is reported to verify expression ability on body movement rhythm. This method facilitates to choreographing body movement of humanoids, animal-shaped robots, and computer graphics characters in video games.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:automatic choreography, generation of lif-like movement, somatics, emotional expression, nonverbal communication
Subjects:Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Robotics
ID Code:2519
Deposited By:Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:04 Oct 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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