Towards Lifelong Learning and Organization of Whole Body Motion Patterns [chapter]

Dana Kulić, Wataru Takano, Yoshihiko Nakamura
2010 Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics  
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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14743-2_8 fatcat:5uqepixe6baqxiiw3lbs5go7ve