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Title:Multimodal Affective Feedback: Role of Haptics
coming from:International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science - IMPRS
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Event Type:PhD Application Talk
Visibility:D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, SWS, RG1, MMCI
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Level:Public Audience
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Date:Monday, 26 October 2015
Duration:90 Minutes
Building:E1 4
The presentation  would be related t  o my research work which contributed towards

my masters thesis. I would be talking about the work done, its limitations and future scope of the research in the same domain. Here, I begin at the beginning!
We live in the digital age. Computing devices ranging from desktop computers to contemporary mobile devices have become integral part of our daily life. Not surprisingly, designing human computer interfaces (HCI ) that are efficient and easy to use has emerged into an important area of research and practice. The holy grail of HCI research is to design intelligent interfaces that can understand the behavioral state of the user and provide an appropriate response.
One of the important topics in HCI research is multimodal interfaces (human{computer interfaces which enable human interaction with computer in several modalities, such as, visual, audio, haptic, etc., simultaneously). Research in this area has been inspired by the fact that human interaction with real world is multisensory and multimodal interfaces would hence allow for more natural interaction.
One of the lesser explored subareas is the design of multimodal affective interfaces. These multimodal interfaces are capable of emotionally intelligent behaviour i.e. respond according to the emotional state of the interface user or give feedback to elicit particular emotion. My research focuses on multimodal affective feedback { generating feedback which presents emotional cues in multiple modalities that can elicit a target emotion in users. To be able to develop interfaces capable of such feedback, there are many necessary things we still did not understand. One of these is how emotional cues presented through different modalities (visual, audio, haptic, etc.) interact and specially what role haptics play. Understanding the role which can be played by haptic modality in multimodal affective feedback is precisely what has been addressed in my masters research work.
First, an Affective Haptic Database is created suitable for an extensive research. Then, the interaction between emotional cues presented simultaneously through visual and haptic modality is explored followed by the exploration of interaction in the case where cues are presented through audio and haptic modality simultaneously. Finally, these interactions are compared and an Authoring Tool Framework is created.

Name(s):Andrea Ruffing
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