Expressing Emotions With Synthetic Affect Bursts

  title={Expressing Emotions With Synthetic Affect Bursts},
  author={M. Schmitz and Benedict C. O. F. Fehringer and Mert Akbal},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play},
In this paper we introduce the idea of anthropomorphic auditory icons, which are synthetic affect bursts that can be used in entertainment scenarios and other interactive systems to display emotional states of game characters, animated animals, robots or other anthropomorphic objects. We describe a novel method to construct this type of auditory icons, which basically involves the principle of vocoding on existing recordings of human affect bursts as modulating sounds and arbitrary synthetic… Expand
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