A Demonstration of Audiovisual Sensitive Artificial Listeners

Marc Schröder, Elisabetta Bevacqua, Florian Eyben, Hatice Gunes, Dirk Heylen, Mark ter Maat, Sathish Pammi, Maja Pantic, Catherine Pelachaud, Björn Schuller, Etienne de Sevin, Michel Valstar, Martin Wöllmer

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and Workshops, ACII 2009
    EditorsChristian Mühl, Dirk Heylen, Anton Nijholt
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4799-2
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009
    Event3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2009 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 10 Sep 200912 Sep 2009
    Conference number: 3


    Conference3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2009
    Abbreviated titleACII


    • Affective Computing
    • IR-69688
    • METIS-264503
    • ECA
    • Virtual Agent
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/211486
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • HMI-CI: Computational Intelligence
    • EWI-17322
    • Listening agent


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