Empathic avatar in task-driven human-computer interaction, An
In Human-Computer Interaction, it is difficult to give machines emotional intelligence to resemble human affects, such as the ability of empathy. This thesis presents our work of an emotionally expressive avatar named Diana that can recognize human affects, and show her empathy by using dynamic facial expressions. Diana's behaviors and facial expressions were modeled from Human-Human multimodal interactions to help to provide human-like perceptions in users. Specifically, we designed her empathic facial expressions as a linear combination of the action units in the Facial Action Coding System ...
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