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Information 2018, 9(10), 250;

Robotic Choreography Inspired by the Method of Human Dance Creation

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shaoxing University, Shaoxing 312000, China
College of Information Science and Engineering, Jishou University, Jishou 416000, China
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK
Academy of Arts, Shaoxing University, Shaoxing 312000, China
Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Brain-like Intelligent Systems, and the Cognitive Science Department, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
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Received: 1 September 2018 / Revised: 16 September 2018 / Accepted: 9 October 2018 / Published: 10 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Artificial Intelligence)
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In general, human dance is created by the imagination and innovativeness of human dancers, which in turn provides an inspiration for robotic choreography generation. This paper proposes a novel mechanism for a humanoid robot to create good choreography autonomously with the imagination of human dance. Such a mechanism combines innovativeness with the characteristic preservation of human dance, and enables a humanoid robot to present the characteristics of “imitation, memory, imagination, process and combination”. The proposed mechanism has been implemented on a real humanoid robot, NAO, to verify its feasibility and performance. Experimental results are presented to demonstrate good performance of the proposed mechanism. View Full-Text
Keywords: human dance imitation; robotic choreography; autonomous dance creation; human-robot interaction human dance imitation; robotic choreography; autonomous dance creation; human-robot interaction

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