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Comparing two off-the-shelf robots for the demonstration of Thai folk dances: an initial study

Fung, C.C. and Nandhabiwat, T. (2008) Comparing two off-the-shelf robots for the demonstration of Thai folk dances: an initial study. In: 2008 International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, 3-5 Dec. 2008, Yokohama, Japan.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1501750.1501824
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Abstract

In this paper, we examined the implementation of two off-the-shelf humanoid robots for the demonstration and training of Thai folk dances. One is based on a low cost robot, RS Media by by WowWee. It has a recommended retail price (RRP) of USD300. The other robot is the SPC-101C from Speecys Corp. SPC-101C's RRP is about ten times of RS Media. The objective is to determine the appropriateness of these two robots for use in the training and demonstration of Thai dance movements. The paper presents results from an initial investigation. The SPC-101C is more flexible and has more advanced functions. Interestingly, it was observed that some of the movements are better on the cheaper robot. However, the faster response and advanced interactivity of SPC-101C definitely has greater potential for more complex movements and advanced applications.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: ACM
Copyright: Copyright 2008 ACM
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/635
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