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Thinking head: towards human centred robotics

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Abstract


  • Thinking Head project is a multidisciplinary

    approach to building intelligent agents for human machine

    interaction. The Thinking Head Framework evolved out of the

    Thinking Head Project and it facilitates loose coupling between

    various components and forms the central nerve system in a

    multimodal perception-action system. The paper presents the

    overall architecture, components and the attention system. The

    paper then concludes with a preliminary behavioral experiment

    that studies the intelligibility of the audiovisual speech output

    produced by the Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA) that is

    part of the system. These results provide the baseline for future

    evaluations of the system as the project progresses through

    multiple evaluate and refine cycles.

UOW Authors


  •   Herath, Damith (external author)
  •   Kroos, Christian (external author)
  •   Stevens, Catherine (external author)
  •   Cavedon, Lawrence (external author)
  •   Premaratne, Prashan

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Herath, D. C., Kroos, C., Stevens, C. J., Cavedon, L. & Premaratne, P. 2010, 'Thinking head: towards human centred robotics', in C. Wen (eds), International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, IEEE, Singapore, pp. 2042-2047.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79952426668

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=8454&context=engpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/5522

Start Page


  • 2042

End Page


  • 2047

Place Of Publication


  • http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5707899

Abstract


  • Thinking Head project is a multidisciplinary

    approach to building intelligent agents for human machine

    interaction. The Thinking Head Framework evolved out of the

    Thinking Head Project and it facilitates loose coupling between

    various components and forms the central nerve system in a

    multimodal perception-action system. The paper presents the

    overall architecture, components and the attention system. The

    paper then concludes with a preliminary behavioral experiment

    that studies the intelligibility of the audiovisual speech output

    produced by the Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA) that is

    part of the system. These results provide the baseline for future

    evaluations of the system as the project progresses through

    multiple evaluate and refine cycles.

UOW Authors


  •   Herath, Damith (external author)
  •   Kroos, Christian (external author)
  •   Stevens, Catherine (external author)
  •   Cavedon, Lawrence (external author)
  •   Premaratne, Prashan

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Herath, D. C., Kroos, C., Stevens, C. J., Cavedon, L. & Premaratne, P. 2010, 'Thinking head: towards human centred robotics', in C. Wen (eds), International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, IEEE, Singapore, pp. 2042-2047.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79952426668

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=8454&context=engpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/5522

Start Page


  • 2042

End Page


  • 2047

Place Of Publication


  • http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5707899