Towards lifelong learning and organization of whole body motion patterns

Dana Kulić, Wataru Takano, Yoshihiko Nakamura

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This paper describes a novel approach for incremental learning of motion pattern primitives through long-term observation of human motion. Human motion patterns are abstracted into a stochastic model representation, which can be used for both subsequent motion recognition and generation. The model size is adaptable based on the discrimination requirements in the associated region of the current knowledge base. As new motion patterns are observed, they are incrementally grouped together based on their relative distance in the model space. The resulting representation of the knowledge domain is a tree structure, with specialized motions at the tree leaves, and generalized motions closer to the root. Tests with motion capture data for a variety of motion primitives demonstrate the efficacy of the algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobotics Research
Subtitle of host publicationThe 13th International Symposium ISRR
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Robotics Research 2007 - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: 26 Nov 200729 Nov 2007
Conference number: 13th

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
ISSN (Print)1610-7438
ISSN (Electronic)1610-742X


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Robotics Research 2007
Abbreviated titleISRR 2007

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