5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Automated Lip Synchronisation for Human-Computer Interaction and Special Effect Animation

Christian Martyn Jones, Satnam Singh Dlay

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Merz Court, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

The research presents MARTI (Man-machine animation real-time interface) for the realisation of automated special effect animation and human computer interaction. The future developments of the Internet, video communications and multi-media, virtual reality, and animation will rely on the derivation of a natural human-machine interface in order to submerse people, irrespective of technical know-how, into the latest technology, and allow them to interact with computers and one another using their own personality and idiosyncrasies. MARTI introduces novel research in a number of engineering fields to realise the first natural interface and animation system capable of high performance for real-users and real-world applications.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Jones, Christian Martyn / Dlay, Satnam Singh (1997): "Automated lip synchronisation for human-computer interaction and special effect animation", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 891-894.