Towards responsive Sensitive Artificial Listeners

Marc Schröder, Roddy Cowie, Dirk Heylen, Maja Pantic, Catherine Pelachaud, Björn Schuller

In: Fourth International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation. International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation October 6-7 Bellagio Italy 2008.


This paper describes work in the recently started project SEMAINE, which aims to build a set of Sensitive Artificial Listeners – conversational agents designed to sustain an interaction with a human user despite limited verbal skills, through robust recognition and generation of non-verbal behaviour in real-time, both when the agent is speaking and listening. We report on data collection and on the design of a system architecture in view of real-time responsiveness.

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Bellagio08-SEMAINE.pdf (pdf, 316 KB )

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence