Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Noel E. O'Connor
David Monaghan
Haolin Wei
Yingbo Li

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
head movement open source software eye movements low cost avatar eye tracking uncanny valley image processing

A low-cost head and eye tracking system for realistic eye movements in virtual avatars (2014)

Abstract A virtual avatar or autonomous agent is a digital representation of a human being that can be controlled by either a human or an artificially intelligent computer system. Increasingly avatars are becoming realistic virtual human characters that exhibit human behavioral traits, body language and eye and head movements. As the interpretation of eye and head movements represents an important part of nonverbal human communication it is extremely important to accurately reproduce these movements in virtual avatars to avoid falling into the well-known ``uncanny valley''. In this paper we present a cheap hybrid real-time head and eye tracking system based on existing open source software and commonly available hardware. Our evaluation indicates that the system of head and eye tracking is stable and accurate and can allow a human user to robustly puppet a virtual avatar, potentially allowing us to train an A.I. system to learn realistic human head and eye movements.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Image processing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

Full list of authors on original publication

Noel E. O'Connor, David Monaghan, Haolin Wei, Yingbo Li

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Noel E. O'Connor
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 420
 
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David Monaghan
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 40
 
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Haolin Wei
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 7
 
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Yingbo Li
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 4