Berkeley Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Amy, giving the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium lecture at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) on January 28.

Talk details at http://bcnm.berkeley.edu/events/13/art-tech-culture/3224/dancing-with-robots-expressivity-in-natural-and-artificial-systems.

[Update:] Talk recording at https://archive.org/details/20200127amylaviers.

References:

[1] E. R. Truitt. Medieval robots: mechanism, magic, nature, and art. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.
[2] A. LaViers. Learning the Primary Colors of Dance. Thesis. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 2009.
[3] L. Klipp. “Boogie Bots.” Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. Vol. 89, No. 03. 2013.
[4] A. LaViers, L. Teague, and M. Egerstedt. “Style-based Robotic Motion in Contem- porary Dance Performance” 205-229, Chapter in Controls and Art: Inquires that Intersect the Subjective and the Objective. A. LaViers and M. Egerstedt (Eds.) Springer. 2014. Photo by Christian Moreno.
[5] “Limits of Integration”. Choreographed by DANC 3559 / ENGR 3501 Electronic Identity and Embodied Technology Atelier. Performed at the Culbreth Theater November 2014. Photo by J. Looney.
[6] U. Huzaifa, C. Maguire, and A. LaViers. “Toward an Expressive Bipedal Robot: Variable Gait Synthesis and Validation in a Planar Model.” International Journal on Social Robotics (SORO). 1875-4791, 1-13. 2019. and U. Huzaifa, C. Fuller, J. Schultz, and A. LaViers. “Toward a Bipedal Robot with Variable Gait Styles: Sagittal Forces Analysis in a Planar Simulation and a Prototype Ball-Tray Mechanism.” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Macau, China, 2019.
[7] R. Kaushik and A. LaViers. “Imitation of Human Motion by Low Degree-of- Freedom Simulated Robots and Human Preference for Mappings Driven by Spinal, Arm, and Leg Activity.” International Journal on Social Robotics (SORO). 1875-4805. 1-18. 2019.
[8] C. Cuan, I. Pakrasi, and A. LaViers, “Time to Compile.” 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO). 53. Genoa, Italy 2018. (Practice Work; Extended Abstract)
[9] C. Cuan, E. Berl, and A. LaViers. “Time to Compile: A Performance Installation as Human-Robot Interaction Study Examining Self-Evaluation and Perceived Control Through the Lenses of Movement and Technology Literacy and Valence.” Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics. (Special Issue on Social Robots in Therapy: Focusing on Autonomy and Ethical Challenges). 10(1), 267-285. 2019. Photo by Sam Berube.
[10] I. Pakrasi, N. Chakraborty, C. Cuan, E. Berl, W. Rizvi, and A. LaViers. “Dancing Droids: An Expressive Layer for Mobile Robots Developed Within Choreographic Practice.” International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). 410-420. Qingdao, China, 2018. Photo by Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang.
[11] A. LaViers. “Ideal Mechanization: Exploring the Machine Metaphor Through Theory and Performance.” Arts (Special Issue on Machine as Artist for the 21st Century). MDPI. 8(2), 67. 2019. Photo by Natalie Fiol.
[12] K. Ladenheim, R. McNish, W. Rizvi, and A. LaViers. “Motion-activated Wearable Robot for Live Dance Performance Investigating the Feminine Cyborg Metaphor” 15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI). Cambridge, UK. 2020 (to appear)
[13] “Trio” an excerpt from Time to Compile. Photo by Yi-Chun Wu.
[14] D. Silver et al. “Mastering the game of Go with deep neural 653 networks and tree search.” Nature 529 (2016): 484-489.
[15-16] A. LaViers. “Engineering Needs Qualitative Methods.” Medium. 2017.
[16] Art by Frits Ahlefeldt.
[17] “Double” of Mozart Dances. Mark Morris Dance Group. Lincoln Center. 2006.
[18] Shannon, Claude Elwood. “A mathematical theory of communication.” Bell system technical journal 27.3 (1948): 379-423.
[19] C. Elgin. Exemplification and the Danse. Philosophie de la Danse. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes 2010, pp. 81–98.
[20] “Limits of Integration”. Choreographed by DANC 3559 / ENGR 3501 Electronic Identity and Embodied Technology Atelier. Performed at the Culbreth Theater November 2014. Photo by J. Looney.
[21] C. Cuan, E. Berl, and A. LaViers. “Measuring Human Perceptions of Expressivity in Natural and Artificial Systems Through the Live Performance Piece Time to Compile.” Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics. (Special Issue on Social Robots in Therapy: Focusing on Autonomy and Ethical Challenges). 10(1), 364379. 2019.
[22] S. A. Etemad and A. Arya. “Expert-driven perceptual features for modeling style and affect in human motion.” IEEE Transactions on Human Machine Systems. 46(4):534–545. 2016
[23] M. Heimerdinger and A. LaViers. “Modeling the Interactions of Context and Style on Affect in Motion Perception: Stylized Gaits Across Multiple Environmental Contexts.” International Journal on Social Robotics (SORO). 11(3), 495-513. 2019.
[24] R. Kaushik, I. Vidrin, and A. LaViers, “Quantifying Coordination in Human Dyads via a Measure of Verticality,” 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO). 19. Genoa, Italy, 2018.
[25] R. Kaushik and A. LaViers. “Imitating Human Movement Using a Measure of Ver- ticality to Animate Low Degree-of-Freedom Non-humanoid Virtual Characters.” International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). 588-598. Qingdao, China, 2018.
[26] A. Jang Sher, U. Huzaifa, J. Li, V. Jain, A. Zurawski, and A. LaViers. “An Embodied, Platform-invariant Architecture for Connecting High-level Spatial Commands to Platform Articulation.” Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS). 119, 263-277. 2019.
[27] A. Bushman, M. Asselmeier, J. Won, and A. LaViers. “Toward Human-like Teleoperated Robot Motion: Performance and Perception of a Choreography-inspired Method in Static and Dynamic Tasks for Rapid Pose Selection of Articulated Robots” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Paris, France. 2020. (to appear)
[28] A. LaViers. “Sure, it can backflip but can a robot hold down a desk job?” Ed. Sam Dresser Aeon. Feb. 4, 2019.
[29] From Star Wars. Lucas Arts / Disney.
[30] A. LaViers. “Make robot motions natural: Humanoid machines should move and gesture more like us, argues Amy LaViers.” Nature. 565, 422-424. 2019.
[31] A. LaViers. “Counts of Mechanical, External Configurations Compared to Computational, Internal Configurations in Natural and Artificial Systems.” PLoS ONE. 14(5): e0215671. 2019.
[32] I. Bartenieff. Coping with the Environment. Routledge. 1986.
[33] U. Huzaifa, C. Maguire, and A. LaViers. “Toward an Expressive Bipedal Robot: Variable Gait Synthesis and Validation in a Planar Model.” International Journal on Social Robotics (SORO). 1875-4791, 1-13. 2019.
[34] H. Cui, C. Maguire, and A. LaViers. “Laban-Inspired Task-Constrained Expressive, Variable Motion Generation on Aerial Robots.” Robotics. MDPI. 8(2), 24. 2019. and A. Bacula and A. LaViers, “Character Recognition on a Humanoid Robotic Plat- form via a Laban Movement Analysis.” 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO). 17. Genoa, Italy, 2018.

 



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