Brigitte Le Pévédic

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This paper presents a ÿnite-state machine to compute the probability of a word appearance when one knows the left syntactic context. We memorize the token number of words in a dictionary and the token number of syntactic categories on ÿnite-state automata. We compute a word probability with these numbers. If we have not predicted the awaited word, we take(More)
This paper presents our work in progress in the field of emotional synthesis for psychological and physiological enrichement applied to children with mental or physical deaseases. We present a robot, MAPH, wich should be able to entertain affective relationship with children by using speech and emotional synthesis capabilities. Then we present a way to(More)
Nowadays, robots and virtual agents become companions for humans. They seem to have distinct roles in the Human-Machine Interaction. Thus, when developing a new application, it is judicious to wonder which the better is. In the Robadom project, a homecare robot has to assist elderly at home. The robot provides cognitive stimulation game. We developed(More)
Research in the field of emotional interaction is discussed here, for the EmotiRob project, to maintain interaction with children in the 4-to-8 year old age range. The objective of this project is to give comfort to vulnerable children and/or those undergoing long-term hospitalisation through the help of an emotional robot companion. The studies carried out(More)
The field of human-centered computing has known a major progress these past few years. It is admitted that this field is multidisciplinary and that the human is the core of the system. It shows two matters of concern: multidisciplinary and human. The first one reveals that each discipline plays an important role in the global research and that a(More)
The ROBADOM project aims at conceiving an assistive robot capable of expressing some basic emotions and language in order to support the elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), living alone at home. In order to ensure the appropriateness of the design of this kind of robot, technical solutions as well as social, psychological and ethical issues of(More)