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Creative Dance: An Approach for Social Interaction between Robots and Children

  • Raquel Ros
  • Yiannis Demiris
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8212)

Abstract

In this paper we discuss the potential of using a dance robot tutor with children in the context of creative dance to study child-robot interaction through several encounters. We have taken part of dance sessions in order to extract strategies and models to inspire and justify the design of a robot dance tutor. Moreover, we present implementation details and preliminary results on a pilot study to extract initial feedback to further improve and test our system with a broader children population.

Keywords

child-robot interaction creative dance long-term interaction edutainment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raquel Ros
    • 1
  • Yiannis Demiris
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial College LondonLondonUK

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