Thank you to Universiteit van Nederland for inviting me to record a lecture on the 25th of January, 2017 (in club AIR in Amsterdam) about how we can train robots to recognize emotions in speech. The lecture was part of the series “Slimme Computers” (Smart Computers). It was very fun to do! Last week, the lecture (in Dutch) was released online and on TV.
On March 28th – March 29th, 2017, we had our 3rd year review meeting in Freiburg, Germany. The reviewers were positive about the project. Robots were moving, hands were grasping, and butter came in the shape of bears!
Together with future concepts biomedia designer Kristin Neidlinger (Sensoree) and others, we had a full paper accepted at this year’s TEI2017 conference (the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions, 20 March – 23 March, 2017, Yokohama, Japan) and presented AWElectric. Click on the links to see videos of the 3d Print Inflatable Frisson Fabric and AudioTactile Embroidered Speaker Fabric for Frisson. More info about AWElectric can be found on Sensoree’s website here and here.
Neidlinger, K., Truong, K. P., Telfair, C., Feijs, L., Dertien, E., & Evers, V. (2017). AWElectric: that gave me goosebumps, did you feel it too? In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI’17) (pp. 315–324).
The 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction was held in Tokyo. I was one of the mentors for the doctoral consortium this year. We also held our 2nd Workshop on Advancements in Social Signal Processing for Multimodal Interaction ASSP4MI@ICMI2016, organized by Dirk Heylen, Mohamed Chetouani, Toyoaki Nishida, and myself. More about our workshop can be found here http://wwwhome.ewi.utwente.nl/~truongkp/icmi2016-assp4mi/