The DIRAC AWEAR audio-visual platform for detection of unexpected and incongruent events

Jörn Anemüller, Jörg Hendrik Bach, Barbara Caputo, Michal Havlena, Luo Jie, Hendrik Kayser, Bastian Leibe, Petr Motlicek, Tomas Pajdla, Misha Pavel, Akihiko Torii, Luc Van Gool, Alon Zweig, Hynek Hermansky

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Abstract

It is of prime importance in everyday human life to cope with and respond appropriately to events that are not foreseen by prior experience. Machines to a large extent lack the ability to respond appropriately to such inputs. An important class of unexpected events is defined by incongruent combinations of inputs from different modalities and therefore multimodal information provides a crucial cue for the identification of such events, e.g., the sound of a voice is being heard while the person in the field-of-view does not move her lips. In the project DIRAC ("Detection and Identification of Rare Audio-visual Cues") we have been developing algorithmic approaches to the detection of such events, as well as an experimental hardware platform to test it. An audio-visual platform ("AWEAR" - audio-visual wearable device) has been constructed with the goal to help users with disabilities or a high cognitive load to deal with unexpected events. Key hardware components include stereo panoramic vision sensors and 6-channel worn-behind-the-ear (hearing aid) microphone arrays. Data have been recorded to study audio-visual tracking, a/v scene/object classification and a/v detection of incongruencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICMI'08
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces
Pages289-292
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event10th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI'08 - Chania, Crete, Greece
Duration: Oct 20 2008Oct 22 2008

Publication series

NameICMI'08: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces

Other

Other10th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI'08
CountryGreece
CityChania, Crete
Period10/20/0810/22/08

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Keywords

  • Audio-visual
  • Augmented cognition
  • Event detection
  • Multimodal interaction
  • Sensor platform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Anemüller, J., Bach, J. H., Caputo, B., Havlena, M., Jie, L., Kayser, H., Leibe, B., Motlicek, P., Pajdla, T., Pavel, M., Torii, A., Gool, L. V., Zweig, A., & Hermansky, H. (2008). The DIRAC AWEAR audio-visual platform for detection of unexpected and incongruent events. In ICMI'08: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (pp. 289-292). (ICMI'08: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces). https://doi.org/10.1145/1452392.1452451