The Department of Speech, Music and Hearing has a unifying research theme in communication and interaction between humans via speech and music. The department is engaged in a diverse set of multi-disciplinary research activities, commonly classified into speech communication, speech technology, sound and music computing, auditory perception and second language acquisition, to mention the largest areas.

Currently active projects at TMH:

CityCrowd - Personalized spatially-aware dialogue systems
Funding: VR

A project exploring the intersection between spoken dialogue systems, geographic databases and crowd-sourcing. [more]

COIN - Co-adaptive human-robot interactive systems
Funding: SSF (Stiftelsen för Strategisk Forskning)

The main goal is to develop a systematic, bi-directional short- and long-term adaptive framework that yields safe, effective, efficient, and socially acceptable robot behaviors and human-robot interactions. [more]

EACare - Embodied Agent to support elderly mental wellbeing
Funding: SSF (Stiftelsen för Strategisk Forskning)

The main goal of the proposed multidisciplinary research is to develop a robot head with communicative skills capable of interacting with elderly people at their convenience. [more]

FACT - Factories of the Future: Human Robot Cooperative Systems
Funding: SSF (Stiftelsen för Strategisk Forskning)

The focus of FACT is on providing safe and flexible feedback in unforeseen situations, enhancement of human-robot cooperation and learning from experience. [more]

IGLU - Interactive Grounded Language Understanding

Language is an ability that develops in young children through joint interaction with their caretakers and their physical environment. At this level, human language understanding could be referred as interpreting and expressing semantic concepts (e.g. objects, actions and relations) through what can be perceived (or inferred) from current context in the environment. Previous work... [more]

MirrorBot - Data-driven Modelling of Interaction Skills for Social Robots
Funding: SRA/KTH

A project aiming to use robot-mediated human interaction as a means of collecting data for modelling social signals in human robot interaction [more]

SpeakingUp - Making spoken cultural heritage accessible for research
Funding: RJ (Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation)

The overall aim of the project is to make Sweden's archival treasure of recorded speech accessible for HS research. SpeakingUp is conducted by the Institute for Language and Folklore (ISOF), KTH and Digisam. [more]

VirtualRobot - Exploring situated interaction with social robots using augmented reality
Funding: SRA/KTH

In this project, we aim aim to explore the use of Augmented Reality (AR) to investigate the impact of multimodal behaviour (speech, facial expression, full-body motions, conversational formations) and embodiment on turn-taking and joint attention in human-robot interaction. [more]

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Last updated: Tuesday, 01-Nov-2011 10:47:14 MET