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Durable Interaction with Socially Intelligent Robots (iSocioBot)

Durable Interaction with Socially Intelligent Robots (iSocioBot)

This project develops potentially groundbreaking methods that make service robots socially intelligent and capable of establishing durable relationship with their users. This relies on developing the capabilities to sense and express, which faces grand challenges: the low-quality signals and the poor context-awareness. We first propose a new paradigm called reinforcement fusion, which combines sensor signals in an interactive way: e.g. when a robot detects a sound direction, it turns towards the direction to see better and moves towards it to hear better. Reinforcement fusion is analogous to reinforcement learning, a known term in machine learning. It will dramatically improve robot’s sensibility to the context including social behaviours. Secondly we propose a concept of social behaviour entrainment to adapt behaviours. Entrainment is the phenomenon that dialogue partners tend to adapt their speaking style of each other. Our hypothesis is that through reinforcement fusion based tracking and social information extraction, machine learning based context and user modelling, and social behaviour entrainment, durable social interaction between human and robot is achievable. The reinforcement fusion paradigm is applicable to all sorts of systems with steerable sensors.

This 4-year research project is funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research | Technology and Production Sciences.

 

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CASPR

Hearing assistive devices, such as headsets for speech communication in noisy environments and hearing aid systems, cochlear implants, etc., aim at improving the speech intelligibility (SI) for the user. To do so, the hearing assistive devices process the acoustic signals, before they are presented to the ears of the user. The research project explores deep-learning based methods for predicting the SI experienced by the user in a given acoustic situation (the phd track) and enhancing the SI by processing the microphone signals before they are presented the the ears of the user (the postdoc track).

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De-Identification for Privacy Protection in Multimedia Content (COST Action IC1206)

De-Identification for Privacy Protection in Multimedia Content (COST Action IC1206)

This Action aims to facilitate coordinated interdisciplinary efforts in the introduction of person de-identification and reversible de-identification in multimedia content by networking relevant European experts and organisations. De-identification in multimedia content can be defined as the process of concealing the identities of individuals captured in a given set of data (images, video, audio, text), for the purpose of protecting their privacy.

This 4-year project is funded by European Commission.

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Immediate

Immediate

Immediate er en applikation til realtidskommunikation af audio og video.

Teknologien bag Immediate dækker kommunikations- samt signalbehandlingsteknikkerne til alt fra opsamling til streaming og afspilning af audio og video i realtid.

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Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech (DREAMS)

Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech (DREAMS)

The DREAMS Initial Training Network (ITN) is investigating the problem of modeling, controlling, removing, and synthesizing acoustic reverberation with the aim of enhancing the quality and intelligibility of audio, music, and speech signals.
The core activities of the DREAMS ITN are research and training, and are carried out by a consortium of 4 academic and 8 industrial partners located in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, and the UK. The ITN hosts 12 early stage researchers and 4 experienced researchers, each performing an individual research project around one of four themes that reflect the most challenging open problems in the area of (de-)reverberation. The ITN is implemented such as to maximize the international and intersectoral experience of the research fellows, by defining relevant secondments in academia and industry, both in the host country and abroad.

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UXToolbox

The UXToolbox has been developed with the intention of enabling non-UX experts, such as software developers, to carry out basic UX task. Here you can download various guidelines and templates for training and conducting UX tasks. The tools  listed here have been developed in a collaborative project "Integrating User Experience Design and Agile Software Development" by Aalborg University and Radiomater Medical.

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