Affect recognition for interactive companions

TitleAffect recognition for interactive companions
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCastellano G, Aylett R, Paiva A, McOwan PW
Conference NameWorkshop on Affective Interaction in Natural Environments (AFFINE), International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI'08)
Conference LocationChania, Crete, Greece
Keywordsaffect recognition, affective cues, Interactive companions, lirec, socially intelligent behaviour
AbstractAffect sensitivity is an important requirement for artificial companions to be capable of engaging in social interaction with human users. This paper provides a general overview of some of the issues arising from the design of an affect recognition framework for artificial companions. Limitations and challenges are discussed with respect to other capabilities of companions and real world scenarios for affect sensitive human-companion interaction.