Dance Notations and Robot Motion

  • Jean-Paul Laumond
  • Naoko Abe

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 111)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Samuel Bianchini, Florent Levillain, Armando Menicacci, Emanuele Quinz, Elisabetta Zibetti
    Pages 1-24
  3. Sarah Jane Burton, Ali-Akbar Samadani, Rob Gorbet, Dana Kulić
    Pages 25-48
  4. Jacqueline Challet-Haas
    Pages 69-89
  5. Katsushi Ikeuchi, Yoshihiro Sato, Shin’ichro Nakaoka, Shunsuke Kudoh, Takahiro Okamoto, Hauchin Hu
    Pages 187-207
  6. Amy LaViers, Lin Bai, Masoud Bashiri, Gerald Heddy, Yu Sheng
    Pages 237-262
  7. Jia Liu, Fangxiaoyu Feng, Yuzuko C. Nakamura, Nancy S. Pollard
    Pages 263-282
  8. Eliane Mirzabekiantz
    Pages 299-317
  9. Paolo Salaris, Naoko Abe, Jean-Paul Laumond
    Pages 339-359
  10. Gentiane Venture, Takumi Yabuki, Yuta Kinase, Alain Berthoz, Naoko Abe
    Pages 361-376
  11. Suzanne Weller, Joost Broekens, Gabriel A. D. Lopes
    Pages 377-390
  12. Worawat Choensawat, Minako Nakamura, Kozaburo Hachimura
    Pages 391-416
  13. Katsu Yamane
    Pages 417-430

About this book


How and why to write a movement? Who is the writer? Who is the reader? They may be choreographers working with dancers. They may be roboticists programming robots. They may be artists designing cartoons in computer animation. In all such fields the purpose is to express an intention about a dance, a specific motion or an action to perform, in terms of intelligible sequences of elementary movements, as a music score that would be devoted to motion representation. Unfortunately there is no universal language to write a motion. Motion languages live together in a Babel tower populated by biomechanists, dance notators, neuroscientists, computer scientists, choreographers, roboticists. Each community handles its own concepts and speaks its own language.

The book accounts for this diversity. Its origin is a unique workshop held at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse in 2014.

Worldwide representatives of various communities met there. Their challenge was to reach a mutual understanding allowing a choreographer to access robotics concepts, or a computer scientist to understand the subtleties of dance notation. The liveliness of this multidisciplinary meeting is reflected by the book thank to the willingness of authors to share their own experiences with others.


Choreography Dance Notation Humanoid Robotics Motion Generation Motion Segmentation Robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Paul Laumond
    • 1
  • Naoko Abe
    • 2
  1. 1.LAAS-CNRSToulouse Cedex 4France
  2. 2.LAAS-CNRSToulouse Cedex 4France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25737-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25739-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-7438
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-742X
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