Performing agent recognising Steph’s movement sequences

A neural network software agent has learnt to recognise some movement phrases taught to it by Steph. When it thinks it has recognised a movement it responds with some thoughts related to name of the movement. There are six movement phrases in this study. We are using Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) combined with Hidden Markov […]

Steph and the performing agent sharing a body

A neural network based software agent has learnt some movement from Steph and can generate dance phrases using this learnt vocabulary. When Steph dances, the “body”, the morphing form, uses her movement to animate itself, when Steph leaves, the body uses the agent’s movement. Movement is tracked with a kinect sensor. The two different “dresses” […]

Performing agent creating dance movement from Steph’s starting movements

A neural network based software agent has learnt some semi-improvised dance phrases from Steph. Here Steph provides movements which the agent then uses as starting points for the generation of its own movement phrases as a response. Steph’s avatar is white, the Agent’s avatar is red. We are using an optical motion capture system to […]

Performing Agent Following Steph Dancing

A neural network based software agent has learnt short sequences of movement from Steph. Here it uses what it has learnt to try to recognise the movement Steph is performing and follow her. Steph’s avatar is white, the Agent’s avatar is red.

Reproduction – 8 stereo screen generative environment

A multi-user, 8 stereoscopic screen, 8 kinect, motion tracking installation. Upon entering participants are assigned a species. As participants approach the installation, the generative entities cluster towards the humans of their species, their songs evolving with the interaction.Featured at the 2013 Interactive Entertainment Conference, RMIT.