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7th Christian Benoît Award Winner


The 7th Christian Benoît Award has been awarded to Samer Al Moubayed, Center for Speech Technology, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm, for the Furhat robot head.

His project aims at developing a system architecture and a demonstrator using the novel, recently developed Furhat robot head. The Furhat robot head integrates facial animation and visual speech synthesis. The goal is to provide a platform for research on situated and multiparty audio-visual interaction.
For an animation showing Furhat in a dialog situation

The Christian Benoît Award is supported by ISCA (International Speech Communication Association), AVISA (Audio-Visual Speech Communication), AFCP (Association Francophone de la Communication Parlée), Gipsa-lab, and Christian Benoît's family.

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