ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013

The furhat social companion talking head

Samer Al Moubayed, Jonas Beskow, Gabriel Skantze

In this demonstrator we present the Furhat robot head. Furhat is a highly human-like robot head in terms of dynamics, thanks to its use of back-projected facial animation. Furhat also takes advantage of a complex and advanced dialogue toolkits designed to facilitate rich and fluent multimodal multiparty human-machine situated and spoken dialogue. The demonstrator will present a social dialogue system with Furhat that allows for several simultaneous interlocutors, and takes advantage of several verbal and nonverbal input signals such as speech input, real-time multi-face tracking, and facial analysis, and communicates with its users in a mixed initiative dialogue, using state of the art speech synthesis, with rich prosody, lip animated facial synthesis, eye and head movements, and gestures.

Cite as: Al Moubayed, S., Beskow, J., Skantze, G. (2013) The furhat social companion talking head. Proc. Interspeech 2013, 747-749

  author={Samer {Al Moubayed} and Jonas Beskow and Gabriel Skantze},
  title={{The furhat social companion talking head}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2013},