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This paper presents ongoing research on the modelling of expressive gesture in multimodal interaction and on the development of multimodal interactive systems explicitly taking into account the role of non-verbal expressive gesture in the communication process. In this perspective, a particular focus is on dance and music as first-class conveyors of(More)
The interactive game environment, Ghost in the Cave, presented in this short paper, is a work still in progress. The game involves participants in an activity using non-verbal emotional expressions. Two teams use expressive gestures in either voice or body movements to compete. Each team has an avatar controlled either by singing into a microphone or by(More)
This paper presents some results of a research work concerning algorithms and computational models for real-time analysis of expressive gesture in full-body human movement. As a main concrete result of our research work, we present a collection of algorithms and related software modules for the EyesWeb open architecture (freely available from(More)
Endowing search engines with multimodal content indexing, sharing, and retrieval is a research challenge for the ICT community. This paper introduces a use case exploiting embodied cooperation as a paradigm for formulating social queries. It focuses on the assessment of the experience of users to this use case and on the design and exploitation of(More)
Analysis of expressiveness in human gesture can lead to new paradigms for the design of improved human-machine interfaces, thus enhancing users’ participation and experience in mixed reality applications and context-aware mediated environments. The development of expressive interfaces decoding the highly affective information gestures convey opens novel(More)
This paper presents our new system Mappe per Affetti Erranti (literally Maps for Wandering Affects), enabling a novel paradigm for social active experience and dynamic molding of expressive content of a music piece. Mappe per Affetti Erranti allows multiple users to interact with the music piece at several levels. On the one hand, multiple users can(More)
In this article we present a system for content-based browsing of a dance video database. A set of features describing dance is proposed, to quantify local gestures of the dancer as well as global stage usage. These features are used to compute similarities between recorded dance improvisations, which in turn serve to guide the visual exploration in the(More)
This paper presents some results of a research work concerning algorithms and computational models for real-time analysis of expressive gestures in human full-body movement. As a main concrete result of our research work, we present a collection of software modules for the EyesWeb open architecture (distributed for free at www.eyesweb.org). These software(More)