A dancing robot for rhythmic social interaction

Marek P. Michalowski, Selma Sabanovic, Hideki Kozima

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Abstract

This paper describes a robotic system that uses dance as a form of social interaction to explore the properties and importance of rhythmic movement in general social interaction. The system consists of a small creature-like robot whose movement is controlled by a rhythm-based software system. Environmental rhythms can be extracted from auditory or visual sensory stimuli, and the robot synchronizes its movement to a dominant rhythm. The system was demonstrated, and an exploratory study conducted, with children interacting with the robot in a generalized dance task. Through a behavioral analysis of videotaped interactions, we found that the robot's synchronization with the background music had an effect on children's interactive involvement with the robot. Furthermore, we observed a number of expected and unexpected styles and modalities of interactive exploration and play that inform our discussion on the next steps in the design of a socially rhythmic robotic system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction - Robot as Team Member
Pages89-96
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 3
Externally publishedYes
EventHRI 2007: 2007 ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction - Robot as Team Member - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: 2007 Mar 82007 Mar 11

Publication series

NameHRI 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction - Robot as Team Member

Other

OtherHRI 2007: 2007 ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction - Robot as Team Member
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period07/3/807/3/11

Keywords

  • Children
  • Dance
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Social robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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