Generating Reliable and Affective Choreography through Engineering: (GRACE)

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How do we define graceful motion? Is grace exclusively the province of living, sentient beings, or is it possible to automate graceful motion? The GRACE project (Generating Reliable and Affective Choreography through Engineering) uses these two questions to investigate what makes movement graceful. The principal objective is to measure the role of kinesics on human-robot interactions through the development of an automated performance. If it is possible to create an automated program using autonomous, artificial agents that emulate aspects of human gracefulness, then we can apply this understanding more widely to contemporary robotics research and human-robot interaction (HRI).
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2013
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAmerican Society for Theatre Research - Dallas, Texas, United States
Duration: 7 Nov 201310 Nov 2013


ConferenceAmerican Society for Theatre Research
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDallas, Texas


  • puppets
  • aesthetics
  • robots


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