Recognition of ballet micro-movements for use in choreography

Justin Dancs, Ravishankar Sivalingam, Guruprasad Somasundaram, Vassilios Morellas, Nikolaos P Papanikolopoulos

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Abstract

Computer vision as an entire field has a wide and diverse range of applications. The specific application for this project was in the realm of dance, notably ballet and choreography. This project was proof-of-concept for a choreography assistance tool used to recognize and record dance movements demonstrated by a choreographer. Keeping the commercial arena in mind, the Kinect from Microsoft was chosen as the imaging hardware, and a pilot set chosen to verify recognition feasibility. Before implementing a classifier, all training and test data was transformed to a more applicable representation scheme to only pass the important aspects to the classifier to distinguish moves for the pilot set. In addition, several classification algorithms using the Nearest Neighbor (NN) and Support Vector Machine (SVM) methods were tested and compared from a single dictionary as well as on several different subjects. The results were promising given the framework of the project, and several new expansions of this work are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIROS 2013
Subtitle of host publicationNew Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Pages1162-1167
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Nov 3 2013Nov 8 2013

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Other2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period11/3/1311/8/13

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Dancs, J., Sivalingam, R., Somasundaram, G., Morellas, V., & Papanikolopoulos, N. P. (2013). Recognition of ballet micro-movements for use in choreography. In IROS 2013: New Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 1162-1167). [6696497] https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2013.6696497

Recognition of ballet micro-movements for use in choreography. / Dancs, Justin; Sivalingam, Ravishankar; Somasundaram, Guruprasad; Morellas, Vassilios; Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos P.

IROS 2013: New Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. 2013. p. 1162-1167 6696497.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Dancs, J, Sivalingam, R, Somasundaram, G, Morellas, V & Papanikolopoulos, NP 2013, Recognition of ballet micro-movements for use in choreography. in IROS 2013: New Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems., 6696497, pp. 1162-1167, 2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, 11/3/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2013.6696497
Dancs J, Sivalingam R, Somasundaram G, Morellas V, Papanikolopoulos NP. Recognition of ballet micro-movements for use in choreography. In IROS 2013: New Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. 2013. p. 1162-1167. 6696497 https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2013.6696497
Dancs, Justin ; Sivalingam, Ravishankar ; Somasundaram, Guruprasad ; Morellas, Vassilios ; Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos P. / Recognition of ballet micro-movements for use in choreography. IROS 2013: New Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. 2013. pp. 1162-1167
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