Dancers and choreographers have a keen understanding of human movement, and have developed advanced strategies for describing and generating complex motion patterns that explore the full range of human movement. Building on prior research that combines dance and robotics, we combine dance and exoskeletons in a human-robot interaction study.

The aim of EXTANT is to use dance choreography to develop and test exoskeletons in cooperation with exoskeleton designers, human-motion modelers, health care professionals, and able bodied users. The goal is to test whether the use of choreography improves the human-exoskeleton interaction, or has a positive effect on user compliance and adaptability.
Effective start/end date01/06/201731/08/2018


  • exoskeleton
  • robots
  • human-robot interaction
  • Dance
  • training
  • choreography
  • performance