On January 28, 2016 Arvid Kappas will give a keynote talk titled “When Machines Try to Infer Emotions from Nonverbal Behavior: Issues in Affective Computing” at the Nonverbal Communication preconference of the 17th Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, California.
Check it out if you are around!
We just had a new paper published!
Elena Tsankova and Arvid Kappas show that the smoothness of facial skin affects not only how attractive and healthy but also how trustworthy and competent one appears! The authors also present initial evidence that facial skin influences the perception of physical and psychological trait via slightly different mechanisms.
Check out the full publication here.
And here a couple of links to the paper in the press:
Over 100 participants in the IROS (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) 2015, which took place in Hamburg, visited the Jacobs campus on September 28! They also attended a series of demos in our lab where we talked about psychophysiological assessment of responses to robots, as well as the Bremen Emotional Sounds Toolkit (BEST). Here are a couple of pictures from the tour of our lab:
IROS (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) 2015 will take place from September 28 to October 2 in nearby Hamburg. In this context there will be a visit of over 100 roboticists to the Jacobs University campus in Bremen for demos on robotics research. We will be presenting our laboratories for psychophysiological assessment of responses to robots, as well as the Bremen Emotional Sounds Toolkit (BEST).