The ICE project is investigating techniques that are necessary to create smart interfaces in a dynamic environment. More specifically, the application we are looking at is a pilot in the cockpit. Based on the current situation, the flight plan, the status of the aircraft, and the stress level of the pilot, a decision has to be made which information is most important and what is the best method to help the pilot.
More information on the ICE project can be found here or contact Patrick Ehlert (room 12.160) or Leon Rothkrantz (12.060).
To improve existing speech recognizers, we would like to make use of additional information or domain knowledge. Research is necessary to determine the best way to integrate this into the recognition process. Additionally, we are investigating new recognition techniques, besides the more traditional statistical processing, such as lip-reading.
More information Pascal Wiggers (room 12.160) or Leon Rothkrantz (12.060).
A lot of research at KBS focuses on multimodal interfaces. These interfaces deal with multiple forms of communication. At the moment we are looking at:
- detection of the task of a user based on the direction of gaze;
- recognition of (emotional) expressions on the faces and/or in the voice of a user;
- a computerized 'talking-face' that can talk and express emotions matching what is being said.
- non-verbal communication with gestures;
- non-verbal communication with graphical icons.
Besides cooperating with one of the projects above, it is possible to come up with your own proposal for a thesis topic. For more information contact Maja Pantic (room 12.130) or Leon Rothkrantz (12.060).