International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing 2008
Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort,
Moreton Island, Queensland, Australia
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.
Bibliographic reference. Burnham, Denis / Abrahamyan, A. / Cavedon, L. / Davis, Chris / Hodgins, A. / Kim, Jeesun / Kroos, Christian / Kuratate, Takaaki / Lewis, T. / Luerssen, M. / Paine, G. / Powers, D. / Riley, M. / Stelarc, Stelarc / Stevens, K. (2008): "From talking to thinking heads: report 2008", In AVSP-2008, 127-130.