Dimitrios Batras

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Here, hands don't beat the drum. Instead the drum speaks with its hands, projected onto its skin. They interact and create poems in sign language, especially for the deaf/hearing impaired, because the drum has acquired the expressive and prosodic gestures of deaf poets. This installation is based on a Virtual Reality Agent-based platform to explore an(More)
This paper describes an interactive installation that invites participants to improvise with an autonomous virtual actor. Based on real-time analysis of the participant's gestures, the virtual actor is capable of either propose expressive and linguistic gestures (selected from a set of four Motion Capture Databases), either imitate the participant, or(More)
This paper presents in brief a novel interactive Virtual Environment (VE) that simulates in real-time collaborative manufacturing tasks between a human and an industrial robotic manipulator, working in close proximity, while sharing their workspaces. The use case scenario is highly collaborative and incorporates a wide variety of interaction tasks, such as:(More)
This paper describes the process of designing a Virtual Reality Agent-based platform to explore an interactive gestural dialogue between real and virtual actors and propose an analysis of the results. It is part of the CIGALE interdisciplinary project involving researchers in the fields of linguistics, digital arts and computer science, as well as actors(More)
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