Perceiving Emotional Affect in Vocalizations

The ability to display and perceive emotion is a key component in intelligent behavior. Emotion helps to guide both human and animal behavior, and is a useful method of conveying information between species. This project is focused on building tools that help synthetic characters perceive emotion in vocalizations from their human interactors. The project also focuses on creating creatures that use these tools to react appropriately to the emotion they perceive based on their own personalities and experiences.