5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

The Intellimedia Workbench - a Generic Environment for Multimodal Systems

Tom Brøndsted, Lars Bo Larsen, Michael Manthey, Paul McKevitt, Thomas B. Moeslund, Kristian G. Olesen

Aalborg University, Denmark

The present paper presents a generic environment for intelligent multi media applications, denoted "The Intellimedia Work-Bench". The aim of the workbench is to facilitate development and research within the field of multi modal user interaction. Physically it is a table with various devices mounted above and around. These include: A camera and a laser projector mounted above the workbench, a microphone array mounted on the walls of the room, a speech recogniser and a speech synthesiser. The camera is attached to a vision system capable of locating various objects placed on the workbench. The paper presents two applications utilising the workbench. One is a campus information system, allowing the user to ask for directions within a part of the university campus. The second application is a pool trainer, intended to provide guidance to novice players.

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Bibliographic reference.  Brøndsted, Tom / Larsen, Lars Bo / Manthey, Michael / McKevitt, Paul / Moeslund, Thomas B. / Olesen, Kristian G. (1998): "The intellimedia workbench - a generic environment for multimodal systems", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0767.