The Role of the Vocal Stream in Telepresence Communication

Banan S. Bamoallem, Andrew J. Wodehouse
2016 Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments - PETRA '16  
Most of the work in affective computing within telepresence robot platforms adds to current research and knowledge generation as opposed to application. The main reason behind this lack of benefit is that most research does not represent reality, and the actual capabilities we have in the real world do not match the capabilities that are used in research. Taking this into consideration, this paper helps in establishing a new method to display naturalistic behaviour that can be feasibly
more » ... e feasibly implemented for telepresence (TP) interaction. Based on an understanding of different aspects of human-human interaction (HHI) a three phases rhythm were proven to exist between nonverbal and certain verbal behaviours of speakers and listeners. We chose the gestures related to our research, and tried to match them with the proposed TP phases by identifying which best matched the phase descriptions. Thus, this study provided step by step guidelines to govern the creation of practical user interfaces that will capture the vocal stream, and allow users to relate to natural nonverbal behaviours that spontaneously arise during speech.
doi:10.1145/2910674.2910706 fatcat:ziikl3ab7vfrhmnydogdvynaem