Gesture synthesis in a real-world ECA

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We address the issue of spontaneous gesture synthesis for embodied conversation agents (ECAs), that is, the generation of appropriate gestures and their coordination with spoken utterances. After a characterization of the application constraints we establish the principal requirements of the gesture generation framework. We demonstrate how these requirements can be met by formulating the gesture generation as real-time search through gesture space (actually gesture and facial expression) under the constraints arising from the graphical model of the character and the linguistic properties of the utterance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAffective Dialogue Systems
EditorsElisabeth Andre, Wolfgang Minker, Laila Dybkjær, Paul Heisterkamp
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)3540221433, 9783540221432
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventTutorial and Research Workshop on Affective Dialogue Systems, ADS 2004 - Kloster Irsee, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200416 Jun 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


ConferenceTutorial and Research Workshop on Affective Dialogue Systems, ADS 2004
CityKloster Irsee

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