Workshop

HCI and the Face

Posted by on Apr 22, 2006 in Workshop | 0 comments

Call for Participation for CHI2006 Workshop on April 22ND 2006

The human face plays an important role in many aspects of verbal and non-verbal communication. As such, the face is a rich source of information relevant to human-computer interaction. The fields of eye gaze tracking and face recognition have both reached sufficient maturity that several companies now offer commercial products based on these technologies. By contrast, other aspects of facial information processing, including expression and gesture recognition have yet to reach a comparable stage of development.

This workshop will consist of a general assessment of the state of the art of facial information processing in HCI. By examining a broad range of topics in HCI related to this theme we will attempt to understand why certain areas of face-based HCI, such as facial expression processing and robotic facial display, have lagged others, such as gaze tracking, and identity recognition. The goal is to collectively arrive at a set of research strategies to bring the more slowly developing areas up to speed.

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Shaping Human-Robot Interaction – Understanding the Social Aspects of Intelligent Robotic Products

Posted by on Apr 25, 2004 in Workshop | 0 comments

Welcome to the CHI2004 Workshop on Shaping Human-Robot Interaction – Understanding the Social Aspects of Intelligent Robotic Products. The workshop is being organized by Jodi Forlizzi and Christoph Bartneck. The workshop will take place on Sunday April 25th, 2004.

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Subtle Expressivity For Characters And Robots

Posted by on Apr 22, 2003 in Workshop | 0 comments

Call For CHI2003 Workshop on Subtle Expressivity For Characters And Robots

Humans, both consciously and unconsciously, use subtle expressions to communicate their emotions and intentions through variations of the gaze direction, pitch of speech and gesture speed. They form their own class of communication acts. Embodied characters, including robots, need to use subtle expressions to become believable communication partners.

The design and evaluation of subtle expressivity are challenges for designers and researchers of embodied characters. How do the subtle variations in expression influence the interaction? What types of subtle expressions are most important for the design of interactive media? How can the effect of the expressions be reliably measured?

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