Publikation

Gesture and Emotion: Are handedness and hand-shape discriminative features of emotions?

Michael Kipp, J.-C. Martin

In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Affective Computation and Intelligent Interaction. IEEE International Conference on Affective Computation and Intelligent Interaction (ACII-09) September 10-12 Amsterdam Netherlands IEEE Press 2009.

Abstrakt

The question how exactly gesture and emotion are inter- related is still sparsely covered in research, yet highly rele- vant for building affective artificial agents. In our study, we investigate how basic gestural form features (handedness, hand shape, palm orientation and motion direction) are re- lated to components of emotion. We argue that material produced by actors in filmed theater stagings are particu- larly well suited for such analyses. Our results indicate that there may be a universal association of gesture handedness with the emotional dimensions of pleasure and arousal. We discuss this and more specific findings, and conclude with possible implications and applications of our study.

http://www.dfki.de/~kipp/public_archive/KippMartin09.pdf (pdf, 56 KB )

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence