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Affective Flying-Robot Motions via the Laban Effort System (2013)

Affective Flying-Robot Motions via the Laban Effort System (2013)

In this project, we leverage locomotion paths of a flying robot as a communcation channel and adapt the Laban Eff ort System, a standard method for interpreting human motion commonly used in the performing arts, to develop a design tool-a set of guidelines-that can be leveraged by HRI designers to author affective locomotion paths for flying robots. 

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A Laban trained artist authoring quadrotor motions by demonstating within a motion-capture tracked space

A participant watches a quadrotor moving around with an expressive locomotion path designed using the Laban Effort System

Project Publications

Adapting the Laban Effort System to Design Affect-Communicating Locomotion Path for a Flying Robot

Megha Sharma. Adapting the Laban Effort System to Design Affect-Communicating Locomotion Path for a Flying Robot. M.Sc. Thesis (2013). University of Manitoba, Canada.

Communicating affect via flight path

Megha Sharma, Dale Hildebrandt, Gem Newman, James E. Young, and Rasit Eskicioglu. 2013. Communicating affect via flight path: exploring use of the laban effort system for designing affective locomotion paths. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction (HRI '13). IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 293-300. best paper nomination

Collaborators

James E.Young

James E.Young

Associate Professor
Gem Newman

Gem Newman

Alumni

As well as: Rasit Eskicioglu