last update: Dec 5th 2007
This is a collection of examples of emotion-aware applications and maintained by Felix Burkhardt. Please, feel encouraged to let me know about missing links. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The taxononmic classification of the applications follows the approach described in A. Batliner, F. Burkhardt, M. van Ballegooy, E. Nöth: A Taxonomy of Applications that Utilize Emotional Awareness, Proc. IS-LTC 2006, PDF
examples of application: a) emotional Computer Mediated Communication b) analysis c) simulation d) internal models
The examples are ordered in a list of different application-sketchs that are used as examples, representing substitutes or prototypes for similar applications that may be used in different fields.
E.g. anger detection can be used to soothe disgruntled users or for automatic quality monitoring
|T-Systems||T-Systems||http://emotion-research.net/biblio/emoAwareVoiceportatTsystems||The T-Systems developed a prototype of an emotion-ware voice portal aimed to detect user states as a way of selecting appropriate conciliation strategies and deciding whether or not to transfer the caller to a human agent.||Online, mirror, Emo, critical||no|
Speech analysis can be used for self-training (e.g. "Do I sound boring?"
|LoveDetector||Everitas||everitas||Measure "love" in telephone soeech signal.||Online, mirror, non-emo, critical||yes|
Teacher-student communication can be enhanced enormously by emotional channels in order to monitor and augment motivation.
Computer controlled environment that adapts automatically on the user's mood by e.g. playing "just the right music" or adjusting automotive system reaction.
The naturalness of an artificial being and the appearance of intelligence (we will not go into philosophical questions here) is highly altered by emotional expressions; especially gaming applications can benefit
|Sims||Electrinc Arts||http://thesims.ea.com/us/||In The SIMS characters actions are influenced by an emotive state, which results from their personality and events occurring during the game.||Online, -, emo, non-critic||yes|
|Fahrenheit||http://www.fahrenheitgame.com/||In Fahrenheit players are able to influence the emotional state of characters indirectly.||Online, -, emo, non-critical|
|FinFin||Fujitsu||http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin_Fin||In FinFin, the user can influence the emotional state of a half bird, half dolphin creature directly by talking and waving.||Online, -, emo, ?||yes|
The high success of the so-called "Emoticons" shows how strong the human desire is to express emotion in mode-restricted computer mediated communication (CMC). Special channels can be provided to facilitate this and analysis can be used to automate emotional labeling
|Girland||girland.com, originates from Univ. of Durham||http://www.girland.com/||In Girland young girls use an emotion wheel to input their emotive states along with verbal utterances.||Online, mirror, non-emo, -||yes|
|CX70 EMOTY||Siemens||www.benqmobile.com||The Siemens mobile phone CX70 EMOTY also allows users to convey their emotional states via various sensors.||online, - , non-emo, -||yes|
|Myspace||Myspace.com, social networking portal||http://myspace.com/||While writing blogs at myspace, usere's can report on the current mood while writing the blog.||Online, -, non-emo, -||yes|
Emotion simulation can be used to enhance speech synthesis as a prosthesis. People with difficulties to express or detect emotional expression could use computer-aided training. Doctors could be assisted by emotional monitoring for diagnosis and surveillance.
|Emotional CHATR||Iida & Campbell provided an early example with a speech synthesis system that allowed people who could not speak to use synthetic speech with emotional colouring.||online, - , no, yes||no|
examples of emotional speech synthesis