• Affective interaction in smart environments

      Caon, Maurizio; Angelini, Leonardo; Khaled, Omar Abou; Lalanne, Denis; Yue, Yong; Mugellini, Elena; University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland; University of Fribourg; University of Bedfordshire; Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (Elsevier B.V., 2014-06-05)
      We present a concept where the smart environments of the future will be able to provide ubiquitous affective communication. All the surfaces will become interactive and the furniture will display emotions. In particular, we present a first prototype that allows people to share their emotional states in a natural way. The input will be given through facial expressions and the output will be displayed in a context-aware multimodal way. Two novel output modalities are presented: a robotic painting that applies the concept of affective communication to the informative art and an RGB lamp that represents the emotions remaining in the user's peripheral attention. An observation study has been conducted during an interactive event and we report our preliminary findings in this paper.