[ISEA2023] Paper: Sorina-Silvia Cîrcu & Chy-Yin Chen — How Digital Anthropomorphism Enhances Creativity in Human-to-Robot Dance Interactivity


Full Paper.  Theme: Robots – Expanded Corporalities Subtheme: Symbiotic Individuations

Through our research-creation experiments, we imagine movement sequences that challenge the concept of anthropomorphism in digital twin robots. While considering the term of interactivity to better define their interaction, we observe how different movement material is stimulating creativity through a hybridization process between human and machine. From this perspective, we determine how users experience qualia while learning through imitation a dance sequence consecutively demonstrated by a humanoid robot, an industrial arm and a human. Their feedback and our own practical experimentation allow us to better understand the impact of digital anthropomorphism in the making of a sustainable human-to-robot interaction.

  • Sorina-Silvia Cı̂rcu holds a BSc in Systems engineering from The Polytechnic University of Timisoara,Romania, a MSc in Philosophy from Vest University of Timisoara and a MA in Theatre Directing from Nanterre University in Paris, France. Transdisciplinary artist and researcher, she is currently preparing a Ph.D between dance and robotics (AIAC laboratory of Paris 8 University and LIRMM laboratory of Montpellier University). Her work focuses on dramaturgy of the body, new media and notions like reality, perception and metamorphosis. She worked among others with Henier Goebbels for his anthology of ”Sound and Spaces”, Silvia Costa, Michel Cerda, Theatre du Soleil, Odin Teatret. Currently she is an artist in residence at DOC! in Paris.
  • Chu-Yin Chen Born in Taiwan in 1962,in France since 1987 is a professor at the “Ecole Doctorale Esthétique, Sciences et Technologies des Arts“ (PhD College of Aesthetic, Sciences and Technologies of the Arts) and the “Master Arts et technologies de l’image virtuelle“ (Master of Arts and Technologies of Virtual Pictures) of the University Paris 8. https://tcaaarchive.org/artist/25399