Megidish B., Zuckerman, O., & Hoffman G. (2017).
Animating Mechanisms: A Pipeline for Authoring Robot Gestures

In Proc. of the Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
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Designing and authoring gestures for socially expressive robots has been an increasingly important problem in recent years. In this demo we present a new pipeline that enables animators to create gestures for robots in a 3D animation authoring environment, without knowledge in computer programming. The pipeline consists of an exporter for a 3D animation software and an interpreter running on a System-on-Module translating the exported animation into motor control commands.