Modeling facial expression of uncertainty in conversational animation

Matthew Stone, Insuk Oh

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Abstract

Building animated conversational agents requires developing a fine-grained analysis of the motions and meanings available to interlocutors in face-to-face conversation and implementing strategies for using these motions and meanings to communicate effectively. In this paper, we sketch our efforts to characterize people's facial displays of uncertainty in face-to-face conversation. We analyze empirical data from human-human conversation and extend our platform for conversational animation, including RUTH (the Rutgers University Talking Head), to simulate what we find. This methodology leads to a range of new insights into the structure, timing, expressive content and communicative function of facial actions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModeling Communication with Robots and Virtual Humans - Second ZiF Research Group International Workshop on Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines, Revised Selected Papers
Pages57-76
Number of pages20
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2nd ZiF Research Group International Workshop on Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines: Modeling Communication with Robots and Virtual Humans - Bielefeld, Germany
Duration: Apr 5 2006Aug 4 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4930 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other2nd ZiF Research Group International Workshop on Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines: Modeling Communication with Robots and Virtual Humans
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBielefeld
Period4/5/068/4/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Keywords

  • Embodied conversational agents
  • Face-to-face conversation
  • Facial displays
  • Uncertainty

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