Presentation Language: English
Prerequisites: Basic multimodal interaction and graphics background
Intended Audience: People with some knowledge on multimodal interaction techniques who want to get to a broader state of the art and also a quick entry to the embodied machines (Virtual Humans and Social Robots) as extended partners of a multimodal multiparty interaction.
Organizer: Daniel Thalmann, EPFL, Switzerland. Prof. Daniel Thalmann is a pioneer in research on Virtual Humans. He has been the Founder of VRlab, EPFL, Switzerland. He is coeditor-in-chief of the Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds. He received his PhD in Computer Science in 1977 and an Honorary Doctorate from University Paul- Sabatier in Toulouse, France, in 2003. He also received the Eurographics Distinguished Career Award in 2010 and the 2012 Canadian Human Computer Communications Society Achievement Award.
Daniel Thalmann, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)
Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Nanyang Technological University
Manoj Ramanathan, Nanyang Technological University
Summary: This course will discuss the Interaction between real humans, virtual humans and social robots. Three main aspects will be covered: 1) Action Recognition in Social Robots and Virtual Humans 2) Modeling Social Behaviour for Virtual Humans and Social Robots 3) Hand Motion and Grasping