Affective Avatar Interactions: Towards Recognizing Emotions in Verbal Interaction
In current times, virtual agents, also known as avatars, are being used for many different tasks, from helping guide a user experience, to aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of different health issues, both physical and mental. In past work, we have explored the use of an affective avatar that responds to tactile interaction with a pc–tablet, the response from the users and the possible uses for aiding the diagnosis and treatment of Social Communications Disorders. In this paper, we present our proposal as a work in progress, based on our previous work with an affective avatar, but adding verbal interaction. We will also discuss what future work we have thought of doing with this particular interaction of the model.
KeywordsCognitive computing Affective computing Affective avatar IBM Watson
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