RoboJockey: Robotic dance entertainment for all

Shigeo Yoshida, Daisuke Sakamoto, Yuta Sugiura, Masahiko Inami, Takeo Igarashi

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RoboJockey is an interface for creating robot behavior and giving people a new entertainment experience with robots, in particular, making robots dance, such as the "Disc jockey" and "Video jockey" (Figure 1, left). The users can create continuous robot dance behaviors on the interface by using a simple visual language (Figure 1, right). The system generates music with beat and choreographs the robots in a dance using user-created behaviors. The RoboJockey has a multi-touch tabletop interface, which gives users a multi-user collaboration; every object is designed as a circle, and it can be operated from all positions around the tabletop interface. RoboJockey supports a humanoid robot, which has a capable of expressing human like dance behaviors (Figure 1, center).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies, SA 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventSIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies, SA 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2012 Nov 282012 Dec 1

Publication series

NameSIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies, SA 2012


OtherSIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies, SA 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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