DFKI-LT - A Demonstration of Audiovisual Sensitive Artificial Listeners

Marc Schröder, Elisabetta Bevacqua, Florian Eyben, Hatice Gunes, Dirk Heylen, Mark ter Maat, Sathish Chandra Pammi, Maja Pantic, Catherine Pelachaud, Björn Schuller, Etienne de Sevin, Michel Valstar, Martin Wöllmer
A Demonstration of Audiovisual Sensitive Artificial Listeners
2 Proceedings of the International Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction, Amsterdam, Netherlands, IEEE, 2009
Sensitive Artificial Listeners (SAL) are virtual dialogue partners who, despite their very limited verbal understanding, intend to engage the user in a conversation by paying attention to the user's emotions and non-verbal expressions. The SAL characters have their own emotionally defined personality, and attempt to drag the user towards their dominant emotion, through a combination of verbal and non-verbal expression. The demonstrator shows an early version of the fully autonomous SAL system based on audiovisual analysis and synthesis.
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