In this work, a computational method is proposed to automatically investigate the perception of the origin of full-body human movement and its propagation. The method is based on a mathematical game built over a suitably defined graph structure representing the human body. The players of this game are the graph vertices, which form a subset of body joints. Since each vertex contributes to a shared goal (i.e., to the way in which a specific movement-related feature is transferred among the joints), a cooperative game-theoretical model (specifically a transferable-utility game) is adopted, which is able (via the Shapley value) to measure the relevance of the various joints in human movement when performing full-body movement analysis. The method is theoretically investigated and applied to a motion capture dataset obtained from subjects who performed expressive movements. Finally, the method is validated through an online survey, in which several dancers/nondancers participated. The results show the capability of the proposed approach to represent the evolution of the most important joint responsible for originating each dancer’s movement.

Automated Analysis of the Origin of Movement: An Approach Based on Cooperative Games on Graphs

Gnecco G.;
2020

Abstract

In this work, a computational method is proposed to automatically investigate the perception of the origin of full-body human movement and its propagation. The method is based on a mathematical game built over a suitably defined graph structure representing the human body. The players of this game are the graph vertices, which form a subset of body joints. Since each vertex contributes to a shared goal (i.e., to the way in which a specific movement-related feature is transferred among the joints), a cooperative game-theoretical model (specifically a transferable-utility game) is adopted, which is able (via the Shapley value) to measure the relevance of the various joints in human movement when performing full-body movement analysis. The method is theoretically investigated and applied to a motion capture dataset obtained from subjects who performed expressive movements. Finally, the method is validated through an online survey, in which several dancers/nondancers participated. The results show the capability of the proposed approach to represent the evolution of the most important joint responsible for originating each dancer’s movement.
Analytical models
Automated analysis of the perception of the origin of movement
Biological system modeling
cooperative game theory
Feature extraction
full-body movement analysis
Game theory
Games
graph theory
Graph theory
Man-machine systems
transferable-utility (TU) games
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