From Talking to Thinking Heads: Report 2008

D. Burnham, A. Abrahamyan, L. Cavedon, C. Davis, A. Hodgins, J. Kim, C. Kroos, T. Kuratate, T. Lewis, M. Luerssen, G. Paine, D. Powers, M. Riley, Stelarc, K. Stevens

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    The Thinking Head project has as it aims to develop (i) a new generation Talking Thinking Head that embodies human attributes, and improves human-machine interaction; and (ii) a plug-and-play research platform for users to test software in an interactive real-time environment. Here, project progress is discussed in terms of the four teams: 1. Head Building – (i) Plug-and-Play architecture, (ii) Thinking Media Framework, and (iii) Animation; 2. Human-Head Interaction (HHI) – (i) Wizard of Oz studies, and (ii) joint attention by human and head; 3. Evaluation; and 4. Performance in (i) the Beijing Head and (ii) the Pedestal Head. Directions for future research are outlined as appropriate.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008
    Event2008 International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, AVSP 2008 - Moreton Island, Australia
    Duration: 26 Sep 200829 Sep 2008


    Conference2008 International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, AVSP 2008
    CityMoreton Island


    • Evaluation
    • Human-computer interaction
    • Performance
    • Talking heads


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