Automatic Generation of Expressive Body Movement Based on Cohen-kestenberg Lifelike Motion Stereotypes
Digital Human Laboratory, National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 2-41-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan
CREST Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST)
Method of automatic choreography to generate lifelike body movements is proposed. This method is based on somatic theories that are conventionally used to evaluate human’s psychological and developmental states by analyzing body movement. This paper proposes the use of these theories in the inverse way to facilitate the generation of artificial body movements that are plausible in relation to the regarding evolutionary, developmental and emotional states of robots or other automata. This paper reviews somatic theories and describes a strategy for implementating automatic body movement generation. An additional psychological experiment is also conducted to evaluate expression ability of body movement rhythms.