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A Robot Acting Partner

David V. Lu, Chris Wilson, Annamaria Pileggi, and William D. Smart.
In "Proceedings of the ICRA 2011 Workshop on "2011 ICRA Workshop on Robots and Art: Frontiers in Human-Centered Robotics as Seen by the Arts"", Shanghai, China, 2011.

In this paper, we describe our initial experiences using a mobile robot as a teaching aid in a stage movement class, taught in the Performing Arts Department at Washington University in St. Louis. The robot participated in a number of exercises, intended to teach the fundamentals of movement, and interacted closely with college-age human acting students. We describe these exercises, what they are designed to teach the students, and discuss how using a robot as a teaching aid can enhance the students' experience. We describe two classes in which a robot participated, one with a tele-operated robot and one with a fully autonomous robot. We then discuss the students' reaction to the robots, our evaluation of the system's success and the larger context of the experience.

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@inproceedings{icra11-ws,
  author = {Lu, David V. and Wilson, Chris and Pileggi, Annamaria and Smart, William D.},
  title = {A Robot Acting Partner},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the {ICRA} 2011 Workshop on ``2011 ICRA Workshop on Robots and Art: Frontiers in Human-Centered Robotics as Seen by the Arts''},
  address = {Shanghai, China},
  year = {2011}
}