Measuring Multimodal Synchrony for Human-Computer Interaction

Dennis Reidsma, Antinus Nijholt, Wolfgang Tschacher, Fabian Ramseyer

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    Nonverbal synchrony is an important and natural element in human-human interaction. It can also play various roles in human-computer interaction. In particular this is the case in the interaction between humans and the virtual humans that inhabit our cyberworlds. Virtual humans need to adapt their behavior to the behavior of their human interaction partners in order to maintain a natural and continuous interaction synchronization. This paper surveys approaches to modeling synchronization and applications where this modeling is important. Apart from presenting this framework, we also present a quantitative method for measuring the level of nonverbal synchrony in an interaction and observations on future research that allows embedding such methods in models of interaction behavior of virtual humans.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on CYBERWORLDS 2010
    EditorsA. Sourin
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-4215-7
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2010
    EventInternational Conference on CYBERWORLDS 2010 - Singapore
    Duration: 20 Oct 201022 Oct 2010

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


    ConferenceInternational Conference on CYBERWORLDS 2010
    Other20-22 Oct 2010


    • METIS-270868
    • IR-74052
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • EWI-18058

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