Applied Informatics Group

C2 - Communicating Emotions

Communication cannot be thought of as pure information exchange. Research on communication has to deal with affective components, i.e. communicating emotions or emotive evaluations of the discussed topics. We hypothesize that successful communication is in part based on an agreement between communication partners on the evaluation of the discussed content. In the course of a debate, that reaches a subjectively or objectively accepted result, they may have aligned their evaluations, their attitudes on the topics and they have aligned their emotional expressions.In our project we will analyze dialogues in real life settings and in more restricted, experimental settings to detect inter-personal parallels and sequences in emotion expression in normal and impaired communication. In this way, a model for “emotional alignment” will be formulated, which will be simulated and evaluated in Human-Robot-Interactions (HRI).

Associated Scenarios

"Who Am I"-Scenario

Associated Platforms


External References

Project page at the SFB website

Recent Best Paper/Poster Awards

Goal Babbling of Acoustic-Articulatory Models with Adaptive Exploration Noise
Philippsen A, Reinhart F, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob) 


Are you talking to me? Improving the robustness of dialogue systems in a multi party HRI scenario by incorporating gaze direction and lip movement of attendees
Richter V, Carlmeyer B, Lier F, Meyer zu Borgsen S, Kummert F, Wachsmuth S, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human-agent Interaction (HAI) 


"Look at Me!": Self-Interruptions as Attention Booster?
Carlmeyer B, Schlangen D, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human Agent Interaction (HAI)


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