September 4, 2008

Seiya Tsuruta (Day 2, Reports on Research Results by Young Researchers, Participants of the International Training Program)

Seiya Tsuruta (Ph.D. candidate, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University; G-COE Research Assistant)

Extraction of Emotional Information from Music for Virtual Dance Collaboration System

We have been proposing a Virtual Dance Collaboration System. In the proposed system, so far, while a live dancer dances to the music, a virtual dancer does so by selecting motion clips that are stored in a motion database. However, music affects dance greatly. When music changes during a dance collaboration, the virtual dance collaboration system is necessary to change the virtual dancer's motion. In this research, we aim at regenerating a virtual dancer's motion based on emotional information extracted from music.