Glide: Towards an intelligent kinesthetic learning space for teaching dance

Penny De Byl, James Birt, Muqeem Khan

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In this paper we present the overview for a proposed artificially intelligent learning environment which instructs dance. The Guided Learning and Immersive Dance Environment (GLIDE) will teach dance via a virtual instructor that senses student movement in the real world via a Microsoft Kinect. As a student attempts to mimic the movements of the instructor the system will extract skeleton movement and joint rotations to evaluate the dance performance. The analysis of the student's movements will be fed into the system's artificial intelligence which will provide real-time feedback and customised targeted instruction to assist in bettering the student's performance. This technology has far reaching application from tradition dance instruction to preservation and dissemination of intangible cultural heritage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th Middle Eastern Simulation and Modelling Conference
Subtitle of host publicationMESM 2012 Proceedings
EditorsM Al-Akaidi
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9789077381755
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventMiddle Eastern Simulation and Modelling Conference - AOU, Muscat, Oman
Duration: 10 Dec 201212 Dec 2012
Conference number: 13th


ConferenceMiddle Eastern Simulation and Modelling Conference
Abbreviated titleMESM 2012
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