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      Becoming Cyborg: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Exoskeleton Research

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      Politics of the Machines - Art and After (EVA Copenhagen)

      Digital arts and culture

      15 - 17 May 2018

      Exoskeletons, Cyborg, Embodiment, Human Robot Interaction, Inter-corporeality, Dance, Multimodal interaction

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          This paper describes novel interdisciplinary approaches for the design and training of cyborg technologies, specifically upper body exoskeletons. EXACT: Exoskeletons, Art and Choreographic Training is a multi-faceted research effort that uses dance performance and experimental trials to study the effects of movement and live performance on exoskeleton training. The goal is to combine research methods from the arts with human robot interaction (HRI) research. The rationale for using ethnographic methods (which privilege qualitative analysis through video data and multimodal interaction analysis) within an HRI framework is to develop nuanced approaches for studying embodiment and techno-corporeality in socially-situated contexts. This investigation has led to the development of new evaluation tools and frameworks for studying human-machine interaction, including human-centred assessments and custom virtual reality tools that allow for fine-grained analysis. An interdisciplinary approach is essential for studying the corporeal experience in human-machine interactions.

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                Author and article information

                May 2018
                May 2018
                : 1-9
                [1 ] Aalborg University Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
                [2 ] Concordia University

                1515 St. Catherine W. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
                [3 ] Aalborg University Kroghstraede 3

                Aalborg, Denmark
                [4 ] Nanyang Technological University 50

                Nanyang Ave, Singapore 638798
                [5 ] University of Southern Denmark Campusvej 55, Odense, Denmark
                [6 ] Aalborg University Rendsburggade 14

                Aalborg, Denmark
                © Aalborg et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA Copenhagen 2018, Denmark

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                Politics of the Machines - Art and After
                EVA Copenhagen
                Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
                15 - 17 May 2018
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Digital arts and culture
                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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