Keepon goes seoul-searching

Marek P. Michalowski, Jaewook Kim, Bomi Kim, Sonya S. Kwak, Hideki Kozima

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Abstract

Keepon is a robot designed for social interaction with chil- dren for the purposes of social development research and autism therapy [1]. Keepon's capacity for rhythmic syn- chrony in the form of dance has resulted in the popularity of several fictional music videos on the internet [2, 3]. During a research collaboration visit at the KAIST PES Design Lab in Korea, Keepon's creators added this new chapter to the story of Keepon's travels. Upon watching a video of traditional Korean \Pungmulnori" dancing, which features distinctive spinning hats, Keepon becomes enamored. The robot has many adventures as he travels around Korea in search of a dance group that finally welcomes him into their cultural performance. Additional credits: Music (\Superfantastic" by Peppertones/Cavare Sound); Videography (Uyoung Chang and Minwoo Kang); Pungmulnori Team\Ghil"(Junhyung Park, Seong- bok Chae, Sangmi Lee, Mikyeong Kim, and Sohyun Park). This video is available at http://beatbots.org and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwqfWR2KPd0. Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI'09
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI'09 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Mar 112009 Mar 13

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI'09

Other

Other4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI'09
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period09/3/1109/3/13

Keywords

  • Human-robot interaction
  • Rhythmic synchrony
  • Social robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Michalowski, M. P., Kim, J., Kim, B., Kwak, S. S., & Kozima, H. (2008). Keepon goes seoul-searching. In Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI'09 (Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI'09). https://doi.org/10.1145/1514095.1514133