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Towards Learning Affective Body Gesture

Kleinsmith, Andrea and Bianchi-Berthouze, Nadia (2003) Towards Learning Affective Body Gesture. [Conference Poster]

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Robots are assuming an increasingly important role in our society. They now become pets and help support children healing. In other words, they are now trying to entertain an active and affective communication with human agents. However, up to now, such systems have primarily relied on the human agents' ability to empathize with the system. Changes in the behavior of the system could therefore reult in changes of mood or behavior in the human partner. This paper describes experiments we carried out to study the importance of body language in affective communication. The results of the experiments led us to develop a system that can incrementally learn to recognize affective messages conveyed by body postures.

Item Type:Conference Poster
Keywords:gesture recognition, affect recognition, robot-human communication, Categorizing and Learning modules
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine Learning
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Robotics
ID Code:3349
Deposited By:Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:12 Feb 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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