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Gesture Taxonomies


[289] characterize several classes of gesture:

conventional, context-independent, and typically unambiguous expressions (e.g., ``OK'' or peace signs)
gestures that point to entities, analogous to natural language deixis (e.g. ``this is not that'' or ``put that there'')
gestures that are used to display objects, spatial relations, and actions (e.g., illustrating the orientation of two robots at a collision scene)
gestures that display an invisible object or tool (e.g., making a fist and moving to indicating a hammer)

Esprit Project 8579/MIAMI (Schomaker et al., '95)
Thu May 18 16:00:17 MET DST 1995