Synthesis of Motions: Practice of Concept Generation (2)

  • Toshiharu Taura
  • Yukari Nagai
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Abstract

In this chapter, a method of synthesizing motions in order to generate a creative and emotional motion is developed. This method is based on the hypothesis that a creative motion, which is beyond the normal bounds of human imagination, can produce emotional impressions which resonate with the human mind. The proposed method figures in the blending and emphasizing of the features of motion on the space of the wavelet coefficients. In the experiment, the motions of “frog” and “snake” are blended and its impressions are evaluated. The results confirm the relevance of the hypothesis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiharu Taura
    • 1
  • Yukari Nagai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKobe UniversityKobeJapan
  2. 2.School of Knowledge ScienceJapan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyNomiJapan

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