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MIT Theses

MIT Theses
This collection of MIT Theses in DSpace contains selected theses and dissertations from all MIT departments. Please note that this is NOT a complete collection of MIT theses. To search all MIT theses, use Barton, MIT Libraries' catalog. MIT's DSpace contains more than 40,000 theses completed at MIT dating as far back as the mid 1800's. Theses in this collection have been scanned by Document Services or submitted in electronic format by thesis authors. If you have questions about MIT theses in DSpace, contact Document Services. If you are a recent MIT graduate and would like to add your thesis to the theses in DSpace, see Add Your Thesis to MIT's DSpace for instructions. MIT theses are protected by copyright.

Communicative Humanoids: Abstract Abstract Face-to-face interaction between people is generally effortless and effective. We exchange glances, take turns speaking and make facial and manual gestures to achieve the goals of the dialogue. Endowing computers with such an interaction style marks the beginning of a new era in our relationship with machines-one that relies on communication, social convention and dialogue skills. This thesis presents a computational model of psychosocial dialogue expertise, bridging between perceptual analysis of multimodal events and multimodal action generation, supporting the creation of interfaces that afford full-duplex, real-time face-to-face interaction between a human and autonomous computer characters. The architecture, called Ymir, has been implemented in software, and a prototype humanoid created.

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