Ali-Akbar Samadani

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—The Laban Effort and Shape components provide a systematic tool for a compact and informative description of the dynamic qualities of movements. To enable the application of Laban notation in computational movement analysis, measurable physical correlates of Effort and Shape components need to be identified. Such physical correlates enable quantification(More)
—Body movements communicate affective expressions and, in recent years, computational models have been developed to recognize affective expressions from body movements or to generate movements for virtual agents or robots which convey affective expressions. This survey summarizes the state of the art on automatic recognition and generation of such(More)
Identifying human capabilities in perceiving affective expressions is essential for developing interactive machines that can engage with their human users. In order to ensure that the behaviour of the interactive machine is perceived as intended, any gender–specific differences in the perception of affective expressions are an important design(More)
Human hands are the most dexterous of human limbs and hand gestures play an important role in non-verbal communication. Underlying electromyograms associated with hand gestures provide a wealth of information based on which varying hand gestures can be recognized. This paper develops an inter-individual hand gesture recognition model based on Hidden Markov(More)
Brain computer interfaces (BCI) can provide communication opportunities for individuals with severe motor disabilities. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) measures cerebral blood flow velocities and can be used to develop a BCI. A previously implemented TCD BCI system used verbal and spatial tasks as control signals; however, the spatial task involved a(More)