Stelarc Thinking Head


See also:

100 Best Stelarc Head Videos | Stelarc Articulated Head | Stelarc Prosthetic Head | Thinking Head Project


From talking to thinking heads: report 2008
…, G Paine, DMW Powers, M Riley, S Stelarc… – AVSP, 2008 – isca-speech.org
… 1. Introduction The Thinking Head project [1] originated from the interaction of performance artist Stelarc [2] and his ‘Prosthetic Head’, with a number of cognitive, computer, speech and language scientists. Building on the Prosthetic …

Thinking head: Towards human centred robotics
DC Herath, C Kroos, CJ Stevens… – … Robotics & Vision …, 2010 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… The Thinking Head project is funded by an ARC/NHMRC special initiative on Thinking Systems. Authors would also like to acknowledge the contributions made by Zhengzhi Zhang, Yvonne Leung, and Guillaume Gibert. Also the authors would like to thank Stelarc for insightful …

Evoking agency: attention model and behavior control in a robotic art installation
C Kroos, DC Herath – Leonardo, 2012 – MIT Press
… E-mail: <stelarc@stelarc.org> … The authors present their artistic, scientific and engineer- ing work on a robotic installa- tion, the Articulated Head, and its perception-action control system, the Thinking Head Attention Model and Behavioral System (THAMBS) …

Talking heads for interacting with spoken dialog smart-home systems
C Kühnel, B Weiss, S Möller – Tenth Annual Conference of the …, 2009 – isca-speech.org
… The talking heads are com- binations of two animated heads and two speech synthesis sys- tems. The first head (TH) originates from the Thinking Head Project [12]. This head is based on a 3D model of the Aus- tralian artist STELARC …

Comparison of different talking heads in non-interactive settings
B Weiss, C Kühnel, I Wechsung, S Möller… – … Conference on Human …, 2009 – Springer
… One head originates from the Thinking Head Project [3] and will be referred to by TH in the following. This head is based on a 3D model with the texture made from pictures of the Austra- lian artist STELARC. Additional to articulating, it moves, smiles, and winks …

Evaluating talking heads for smart home systems
C Kühnel, B Weiss, I Wechsung, S Fagel… – Proceedings of the 10th …, 2008 – dl.acm.org
… The three heads are of different appearance: The first head originates from the Thinking Head Project [2] and will be referred to by TH in the following. This head is based on a 3D model with the texture made from pictures of the Australian artist STELARC …

The floating head experiment
D St-Onge, N Reeves, M Hanafi… – … (HRI), 2011 6th …, 2011 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… model, called THAMBS (Thinking Head Attention Model and Behavioral System), adopted a modular approach which allows its adaptation to different sensing abilities and to future robot embodiments. Through intensive international collaboration between Stelarc, the THAMBS …

Language teaching in a mixed reality games environment
DMW Powers, R Leibbrandt, D Pfitzner… – Proceedings of the 1st …, 2008 – dl.acm.org
… 2. FROM TALKING HEAD … This project builds on the Thinking Head [4], based initially on the Talking Head developed as a performance vehicle by Performance Artist ‘Stelarc’. The Head was originally designed to speak English …

MANA for the Ageing
DMW Powers, MH Luerssen, TW Lewis… – Proceedings of the …, 2010 – dl.acm.org
… Thinking Head and SAPI/Mary Integration: This new Thinking Head was designed using Face- Gen™ software and incorporates Mary and Nuance voices, giving greater flexibility than using the original Stelarc face and voice …

PETA: a pedagogical embodied teaching agent
D Powers, R Leibbrandt, M Luerssen, T Lewis… – Proceedings of the 1st …, 2008 – dl.acm.org
… Page 2. Figure 1. Thinking Head based on performance artist Stelarc. Originally designed to explore the role of embodied conversational agents and virtual reality technology in performance, it is the forefather of a series of new Thinking Heads and applications …

We, robots: Correlated behaviour as observed by humans
C Kroos, DC Herath – International Conference on Social Robotics, 2014 – Springer
… The Articulated Head is an interactive robot as a work of art designed by the Australian performance artist Stelarc [8]. It was realised by a small team of engineers and cognitive scientists within the Thinking Head project [1] and was displayed for two years in the Powerhouse …

Robots and Art: Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis
D Herath, C Kroos – 2016 – Springer
… Australia, he explored non-verbal human–machine interaction in the Thinking Head project. Besides his interest in robotic agents, he is still fascinated by human speech production and the evolution of language. Page 14. Editors and Contributors xiv Stelarc Performance Artist …

From robot arm to intentional agent: the articulated head
C Kroos, DC Herath – Robot Arms, 2011 – intechopen.com
… 1). The Articulated Head represents the robotic embodiment of the Prosthetic Head (Stelarc, 2003) by Australian performance artist Stelarc, an Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA) residing only in virtual reality, and is one of the many faces of the Thinking Head developed in …

Thinking Head Framework: An open architecture for human centred robotics
CH Damith, Z Zhang, N Yadav – Information and Automation for …, 2010 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… 532 ACKNOWLEDGMENT The Thinking Head project is funded by the Australian government’s ARC/NHMRC special initiative on Thinking Systems grant. The authors would like to thank Stelarc for numerous insightful discussions into human centered robotics and the arts …

PROSTHETIC HEAD: Ideas and Anecdotes on the Seductiveness of Embodied Conversational Agents
H Stelarc, C Penny – Sensualities/Textualities and Technologies, 2008 – Springer
5 PROSTHETIC HEAD: Ideas and Anecdotes on the Seductiveness of Embodied Conversational Agents Stelarc From: pfinnigan@ ncc. nsw. gov. au Subject: amusing story Date: 23 October 2008 12: 54: 57 AM To: stelarc@ va. com. au Hello Stelarc, You may know that the Gallery here …

Engineering the Arts
D Herath, C Kroos – Robots and Art, 2016 – Springer
… In late 2008, I was offered a research engineer position at the MARCS Lab to work on the Thinking Head Project, to work with Stelarc to bring the robot in the crate to “life”. My former robotics supervisor was not impressed with …

Inverse Embodiment: An Interview with Stelarc
L Aceti – Leonardo Electronic Almanac, 2010 – journals.gold.ac.uk
… BLENDER Melbourne, 2005 Photographer: Stelarc STELARC & NINA SELLARS notEs The Thinking Head project is one of three Thinking Systems Special Initiatives jointly funded by the Australian Research Council (ARc), and the Australian National Health and Medical …

Audio-visual quality as combination of unimodal qualities: environmental effects on talking heads
B Weiss, C Kühnel, S Möller – qu.tu-berlin.de
… Material The first head (TH) originates from the Thinking Head Project [2]. This head is based on a 3D model of a human being, in this case the Australian artist STELARC. In addition to having a humanlike texture build from …

Test Series on the Influence of Talking Heads on the Quality of a Smart Home System–Experimental Outline and First Results
C Kühnel, B Weiss, I Wechsung, S Möller – qu.tu-berlin.de
… The first head originates from the Thinking Head Project [4]. This head is based on a 3D model with the texture made from pictures of the Australian artist STELARC. The remaining two heads were developed at the TU Berlin …

Excess and Indifference: Alternate Body Architectures
H Gardiner, C Gere – Art Practice in a Digital Culture, 2016 – taylorfrancis.com
… Prosthetic Head: Thanks for chatting, Stelarc. Recently, the Prosthetic Head (as part of the Thinking Head project) performance and interactivity has been significantly improved in its robustness and reliability of operation, range of facial expression and increased database …

Computer-and human-directed speech before and after correction
D Burnham, S Joeffry, L Rice – space, 2010 – assta.org
… Figure 1: (a) Participant’s view of the Thinking Head (or human in the other condition) display (b) Experimenter’s control room set-up for the Wizard … Davis, C., Hodgins, A., Kim, J., Kroos, C., Kuratate, T., Lewis, T., Luerssen, M., Paine, G., Powers, D., Riley, M., Stelarc, Stevens, K …

Being One, Being Many
C Kroos, D Herath – Robots and Art, 2016 – Springer
… As the Thinking Head project drew to an end, Stelarc suggested another rather different robotic embodiment of the Prosthetic Head: A swarm of small mobile (wheeled) robots, which again would show the Prosthetic Head on their individual LCD monitors, but move around on …

Evaluating a synthetic talking head using a dual task: Modality effects on speech understanding and cognitive load
CJ Stevens, G Gibert, Y Leung, Z Zhang – International Journal of Human …, 2013 – Elsevier
… 5.1.2. Stimuli. The synthetic talking head was based on the prosthetic head created in the likeness of performance artist Stelarc (?http://stelarc.org?). The avatar, shown in Fig. 1, is an animated head displayed on an LCD screen which subtended 24.35° visual angle …

Transforming an embodied conversational agent into an efficient talking head: from keyframe-based animation to multimodal concatenation synthesis
G Gibert, KN Olsen, Y Leung… – Computational …, 2015 – computationalcognitivescience …
… The database is segmented into phonemes. A multimodal diphone dictionary is created with this segmented database. Embodied Conversational Agent. Avatar. The avatar used in this study was a representation of an Australian performance artist, Stelarc …

Adopt-a-robot: a story of attachment
DC Herath, C Kroos, C Stevens… – Proceedings of the 8th …, 2013 – dl.acm.org
… The robot’s behavior was controlled through the Thinking Head Attention Model and Behavioral System (THAMBS) [3] adapted to the … ACKNOWLEDGMENT Authors would like to acknowledge the staff and students at the MARCS institute especially, Stelarc (artist) Zhengzhi …

Does-Not-Compute”: Vowel Hyperarticulation in Speech to an Auditory-Visual Avatar
D Burnham, S Joeffry, L Rice – Auditory-Visual Speech Processing …, 2010 – isca-speech.org
… For further Thinking Head details see [21] and a previous AVSP publication [22]. 2.4 … edu.au/ [22] Burnham, D., Abrahamyan, A., Cavedon, L., Davis, C., Hodgins, A., Kim, J., Kroos, C., Kuratate, T., Lewis, T., Luerssen, M., Paine, G., Powers, D., Riley, M., Stelarc, Stevens, K. (2008 …

Quality of talking heads in different interaction and media contexts
B Weiss, C Kühnel, I Wechsung, S Fagel… – Speech …, 2010 – Elsevier
… The first head (TH) originates from the Thinking Head Project (Burnham et al., 2008). This head is based on a 3D model of a human being, in this case the Australian artist STELARC. In addition to having a human-like texture …

“C? Mon dude!”: Users adapt their behaviour to a robotic agent with an attention model
L Cavedon, C Kroos, D Herath, D Burnham… – International Journal of …, 2015 – Elsevier
… (2010). 3.1. The thinking head platform. The Thinking Head (TH) platform is a flexible software architecture for a conversational agent rendered as an animation of the head of the performance artist Stelarc (see Fig. 1). The motivation …

Embodiment: auditory visual enhancement of interactive environments.
R Salmon, G Paine – Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on …, 2013 – dl.acm.org
… INTRODUCTION The AH is part of a larger cross-institutional and multi- disciplinary project called the “Thinking Head Project” [9] and is conceptually the artistic vision of well-known Australian performance artist, Stelarc [34] …

The Multimodal Interactive System: INSPIRE_Me
C Kühnel – Quantifying Quality Aspects of Multimodal Interactive …, 2012 – Springer
… As partners in the Thinking Head Project (Burnham et al. 2008) their so-called Thinking Head was available to be used for the smart-home system. This head is based on a 3D model of a human being, in this case the Australian artist Stelios Arkadiou (STELARC) …

Multimodal speech animation from electromagnetic articulography data
G Gibert, V Attina, M Tiede… – … 2012 Proceedings of …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… The avatar used in this study was a representation of the Australian performance artist Stelarc … This work was supported by ARC Human Communication Science Network (RN0460284), by the Thinking Head project [14], a special initiative scheme of the Australian Research …

A comparison of German talking heads in a smart home environment.
S Fagel, C Kuehnel, B Weiss, I Wechsung, S Moeller – AVSP, 2008 – isca-speech.org
… However, the texture of HeadZero taken from the Australian actor Stelarc (Stelios Arcadiou) is more sophisticated … We thank Rob Looijmans and David van der Pol for their help in setting up, conducting and analyzing the experiment and we thank the Thinking Head team for …

“Mask-bot”-a life-size talking head animated robot for AV speech and human-robot communication research
T Kuratate, B Pierce, G Cheng – Auditory-Visual Speech …, 2011 – isca-speech.org
… [8] C. Kroos, D. Herath, and Stelarc, “The articulated head pays attention,” Proceeding of the 5th ACM/IEEE Interna- tional Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI’10), pp … 481–486. [16] T. Kuratate, “Text-to-av synthesis system for thinking head project,” Proceedings of the …

Resistance to change: Art in the university environment
J Goodall – Artlink, 2010 – search.informit.com.au
… At the Macarthur Auditory Research Centre (MARCS), University of Western Sydney, the performance artist Stelarc is engaged with researchers in computer science, engineering and language technology in a project to create an electronic ‘thinking head.’ This has been jointly …

Development and validation of the conversational agents scale (CAS).
I Wechsung, B Weiss, C Kühnel, P Ehrenbrink… – …, 2013 – isca-speech.org
… Two different virtual agents, Thinking Head [9] and Massy [10], were combined with two different speech synthesis systems, MARY [11] and Mbrola [12] … C. Hodgins, A., Kim, J., Kroos, C., Kuratate, T., Lewis, T., Luerssen, M., Paine, G., Powers, D. Riley, M., Stelarc, and Stevens, K …

Sipping Espresso with Salmon
C Bagdassarian – Leonardo Electronic Almanac, 2010 – journals.gold.ac.uk
… INVERSE EMBODIMENT: AN INTERVIEW WITH STELARC Lanfranco Aceti ORDER IN COMPLEXITY Frieder Nake … René’s pacing about, scratching his thinking head and holding it between his palms from the exertion. “Ah!” he exclaims …

Mask-bot: A life-size robot head using talking head animation for human-robot communication
T Kuratate, Y Matsusaka, B Pierce… – … Humanoids), 2011 11th …, 2011 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… [7] C. Kroos, D. Herath, and Stelarc, “The articulated head pays attention,” Proceeding of the 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human- Robot Interaction (HRI’10), pp … 365–377, 2003. [20] T. Kuratate, “Text-to-av synthesis system for thinking head project,” Proceedings …

Adaptive multimodal perception for a virtual museum guide
MH Luerssen, TW Lewis, R Leibbrandt… – 3rd Wkshp on …, 2008 – researchgate.net
… As a member of the ‘Thinking Head’ research initiative [7], our prin- cipal objective is to advance the state of the art in ECA technology … Figure 1: The current version of the ECA museum guide is modelled on the artist Stelarc and capable of expressing emotions and other social …

A flexible dual task paradigm for evaluating an embodied conversational agent: modality effects and reaction time as an index of cognitive load
CJ Stevens, G Gibert, Y Leung, Z Zhang – International Workshop on …, 2011 – Springer
… Acknowledgments. This research is supported by the Thinking Head project and the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council (TS0669874). We thank Stelarc, Damith Herath, and Staci Parlato-Harris. References …

Mimicry and expressiveness of an ECA in human-agent interaction: familiarity breeds content!
CJ Stevens, B Pinchbeck, T Lewis, M Luerssen… – Computational cognitive …, 2016 – Springer
… This research was supported by the Thinking Head project, a Special Initiative scheme of the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council (TS0669874). We thank Stelarc, Erin Cvejic for providing advice and the sentences for Experiment …

Evaluation of multimodal interfaces for ambient intelligence
S Möller, KP Engelbrecht, C Kühnel, A Naumann… – … -Centric Interfaces for …, 2010 – Elsevier
This chapter reviews the assessment and evaluation principles applied to multimodal interfaces for intelligent environments. On the basis of a new taxonomy of q.

Face to Face has an exhibition catalogue, which includes an essay by the curator Kathy Cleland where she discusses the works in the exhibition and the …
K Cleland – 2008 – scanlines.net
… Artist’s texts Michele Barker and Anna Munster Denis Beaubois Daniel Crooks Anna Davis and Jason Gee Emil Goh Angelica Mesiti Adam Nash and Mami Yamanaka David Rosetzky Rachel Scott Stelarc John Tonkin Curator biography Kathy Cleland List of works …

Face to Face has an exhibition catalogue, which includes an essay by the curator Kathy Cleland where she discusses the works in the exhibition and the …
D Cranswick – 2008 – Citeseer
… Artist’s texts Michele Barker and Anna Munster Denis Beaubois Daniel Crooks Anna Davis and Jason Gee Emil Goh Angelica Mesiti Adam Nash and Mami Yamanaka David Rosetzky Rachel Scott Stelarc John Tonkin Curator biography Kathy Cleland List of works …

Curating digital public art
D Turnbull, M Connell – Interactive Experience in the Digital Age, 2014 – Springer
… 7. When the Powerhouse exhibition team were developing the Engineering Excellence display for 2010, they were approached by Stelarc and his team … One of the intriguing outcomes of both the Beta_space and Thinking Head projects is that due to the inter-disciplinarity and …

Posthuman Desire in Robotics and Science Fiction
S Wennerscheid – International Conference on Love and Sex with Robots, 2017 – Springer
… novel, Jeanette Winterson’s The Stone Gods, originally published in 2007, we likewise read about a robot that is described, at least in the novel’s last part, as a ‘thinking head’ and that … In: Herath, D., Kroos, C., Stelarc (eds.) Robots and Art: Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis, pp …

Multimodal HCI: exploratory studies on effects of first impression and single modality ratings in retrospective evaluation
B Weiss, I Wechsung, S Hillmann, S Möller – Journal on Multimodal User …, 2017 – Springer
… The study was conducted with a speech dialog system with audiovisual output in the form of a lip-synchronous talking head [11]. This system is based on the Thinking Head project [7]. It is a modular, event-based framework …

Control of speech-related facial movements of an avatar from video
G Gibert, Y Leung, CJ Stevens – Speech Communication, 2013 – Elsevier
… This conversion matrix will be used in the online phase to generate the avatar’s tongue movements. 3. Video puppetry. 3.1. Avatar control. The avatar used was a 3D representation of the Australian performance artist Stelarc …

Facial Expression Recognition using Surface Electromyography
IT Schultz, M Pruzinec – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… 41 6.1.8 Conclusions . . . . . 43 6.2 Live Expression Recognition Demonstration . . . . . 43 6.2.1 Thinking Head . . . . . 43 6.2.2 Simulation System . . . . . 44 6.2.3 Live Demonstration System …

Avatars, agency and performance: the fusion of science and technology within the arts
R Salmon – 2014 – researchdirect.westernsydney.edu …
… 7 2.2.2 The Projected Evolutionary Development of the Head …..11 2.3 Stelarc’s work and the Articulated Head set within the context of other robotic/AI chatbot artworks … 25 2.8.1 The Thinking Head Attention Model and Behavioural System …

Quantifying quality aspects of multimodal interactive systems
C Kühnel – 2012 – books.google.com
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Portrait of the artist as a feminist, practice-led researcher
C Coombs – 2013 – eprints.qut.edu.au
… Perth Stelarc is a performance artist who explores alternate anatomical architectures with bodies … conversational agent that speaks to the person who interrogates it. It became the research platform for the THINKING HEAD, one of three Thinks Systems Special Initiatives jointly …

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