A chapter for Handbook of Socially Interactive Agents, written by Kathrin Janowski, Hannes Ritschel and Elisabeth Andre (Augsburg University).  To be published also to ACM at the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021.
This paper introduces a novel framework to augment raw audio data for machine learning classification tasks.
The paper focuses on the behavioural changes occurring with or without haptic rendering during a navigation task in a dense crowd, as well as on potential after-effects introduced by the use haptic rendering. The objective of the authors is to provide recommendations for designing VR setup to study crowd navigation behaviour.
The authors investigate the applicability of transferring knowledge learned from large text and audio corpora to the task of automatic emotion recognition. The results show that the learned feature representations can be effectively applied for classifying emotions from spoken language.
This work presents a socially-aware robot which generates multimodal jokes for use in real-time human-robot dialogs, including appropriate prosody and non-verbal behaviors.
This work outlines a multimodal approach for augmenting generated text-based punning riddles with appropriate facial expression, gaze, prosody and laughter for a social robot.
This paper presents a robotic piano tutor which aims to support and motivate students with gamification, hints and feedback. It uses a screen for displaying the musical score, a MIDI keyboard for monitoring the user's play and a social robot for providing feedback.
This study focuses on proximity to virtual walkers, where gender could be recognised from motion only, since previous studies using point-light displays found walking motion is rich in gender cues.
The authors propose a controllable process that will assist developers and artists in placing cinematographic cameras and camera paths throughout complex virtual environments, a task that was often manually performed until now.
This paper propose an improvement for the inner product argument of Bootle et al. (EUROCRYPT’16). The new argument replaces the unstructured common reference string (the commitment key) by a structured one.
In this paper the authors present new software tools implemented to bring complex privacy technologies closer to developers and facilitate the job of implementing privacy-enabled blockchain applications.