Anja Austermann

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— This paper describes the emotion recognition from natural speech as realized for the robot head MEXI. We use a fuzzy logic approach for analysis of prosody in natural speech. Since MEXI often communicates with well known persons but also with unknown humans, for instance at exhibitions, we realized a speaker dependent mode as well as a speaker independent(More)
— This paper describes the realization of a natural speech dialogue for the robot head MEXI with focus on its emotion recognition. Specific for MEXI is that it can recognize emotions from natural speech and also produce natural speech output with emotional prosody. For recognizing emotions from the prosody of natural speech we use a fuzzy rule based(More)
In this paper, we compare users' interaction with the humanoid robot ASIMO and the dog-shaped robot AIBO. We conducted a user study in which the participants had to teach object names and simple commands and give feedback to either AIBO or ASIMO. We did not find significant differences in the users' evaluation of both robots and in the way commands were(More)
Understanding a user's natural interaction is a challenge that needs to be addressed in order to enable novice users to use robots smoothly and intuitively. While using a set of hard-coded commands to control a robot is usually rather reliable and easy to implement, it is troublesome for the user, because it requires him/her to learn and remember special(More)