The glove puppet robot: X-puppet

Jwu-Sheng Hu*, Jyun Ji Wang, Guan Qun Sun

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The glove puppet is a traditional art in Taiwan. The master puppeteer manipulates the glove puppets and brings each animated puppet character to life. In this work, we attempt to robotize the glove puppet (called X-puppet) along with three types of manipulation interface including a motion editor, a data glove and a motion capture system. The motion editor is a higher level puppet motion composer that creates and combines sequences of control in a timely fashion. The special designed data glove uses a minimum number of sensors to achieve puppet manipulation. It measures the gesture data and maps to the motion of X-puppet in real-time. The motion capture system can extract the puppet's motion from the video and then control the X-puppet to simulate the action. The whole system represents an effort to give this traditional art a new style of performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS
Pages4145-4146
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS - Nice, France
Duration: 22 Sep 200826 Sep 2008

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period22/09/0826/09/08

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