Mutually coordinated anticipatory multimodal interaction

Antinus Nijholt, Dennis Reidsma, H. van Welbergen, Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker, Z.M. Ruttkay

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    We introduce our research on anticipatory and coordinated interaction between a virtual human and a human partner. Rather than adhering to the turn taking paradigm, we choose to investigate interaction where there is simultaneous expressive behavior by the human interlocutor and a humanoid. We have designed various applications in which we can study and specify such behavior, in particular behavior that requires synchronization based on predictions from performance and perception. We have some preliminary observations – based on the literature and in analogy with our applications – on the role of predictions in conversations. Architectural consequences for the design of virtual humans are presented.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationVerbal and Nonverbal Features of Human-Human and Human-Machine Interaction
    EditorsA. Esposito, N.G. Bourbakis, N. Avouris, I. Hatzilygeroudis
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-70871-1
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2008

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    • EWI-11601
    • METIS-251104
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/033812
    • IR-62066

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    Nijholt, A., Reidsma, D., van Welbergen, H., op den Akker, H. J. A., & Ruttkay, Z. M. (2008). Mutually coordinated anticipatory multimodal interaction. In A. Esposito, N. G. Bourbakis, N. Avouris, & I. Hatzilygeroudis (Eds.), Verbal and Nonverbal Features of Human-Human and Human-Machine Interaction (pp. 70-89). [10.1007/978-3-540-70872-8_6] (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 5042, No. DTR08-9/5042). Berlin: Springer.