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The ABBy Project = AI + Ballet + Bridge

Charles Elwood's avatar Charles Elwood

Sometimes you get a bold idea in your head, can't really explain it and figure that if you don't tell people about it, you will regret it. The ABBy project was my way of helping people understand ballet. I didn't know very much about ballet steps until DEOS Ballet taught me about 3 steps that represent sorrow, happiness, and longing. We then trained an AI camera to recognize the signs and display the signs and percent recognized on a screen. We added the Maria Project, where we applied this technology to help a teen with Cranial Nerve Paralysis by creating a sign language interpreter. The amazing part is that the signs are customized to accommodate her range of motion. I then wanted the audience to apply this technology through their own perspectives, and write their ideas on post-its. Some of the ideas on post-its notes include : Construction : detecting balance/fatigue for workers on roofs/elevated platforms. Mental Health : detect body language to determine mental health.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 10 ft
  • Medium: Artificial Intelligence, Ballet
  • Width: 10ft
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 8ft