Expression of emotional states during locomotion based on canonical parameters

Martin Inderbitzin, Aleksander Valjamae, Jose Maria Blanco Calvo, Paul F. M. J. Verschure, Ulysses Bernardet

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Humans have the ability to use a complex code of non-verbal behavior to communicate their internal states to others. Conversely, the understanding of intentions and emotions of others is a fundamental aspect of human social interaction. In the study presented here we investigate how people perceive the expression of emotional states based on the observation of different styles of locomotion. Our goal is to find a small set of canonical parameters that allow to control a wide range of emotional expressions. We generated different classes of walking behavior by varying the head/torso inclination, the walking speed, and the viewing angle of an animation of a virtual character. 18 subjects rated the observed walking person using the two-dimensional circumplex model of arousal and valence. The results show that, independent of the viewing angle, participants perceived distinct states of arousal and valence. Moreover, we could show that parametrized body posture codes emotional states, irrespective of the contextual influence or facial expressions. These findings suggest that human locomotion transmits basic emotional cues that can be directly related to canonical parameters of different dimensions of the expressive behavior. These findings are important as they allow us to build virtual characters whose emotional expression is recognizable at large distance and during extended periods of time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages809-814
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
EventGesture Recognition (FG 2011) - Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Duration: 21 Mar 201125 Mar 2011

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ConferenceGesture Recognition (FG 2011)
Period21/03/1125/03/11

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Locomotion
Arousal
Walking
Torso
Facial Expression
Aptitude
Interpersonal Relations
Posture
Cues
Emotions
Head
Observation

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Inderbitzin, M., Valjamae, A., Calvo, J. M. B., Verschure, P. F. M. J., & Bernardet, U. (2011). Expression of emotional states during locomotion based on canonical parameters. 809-814. Gesture Recognition (FG 2011), . https://doi.org/10.1109/FG.2011.5771353
Inderbitzin, Martin ; Valjamae, Aleksander ; Calvo, Jose Maria Blanco ; Verschure, Paul F. M. J. ; Bernardet, Ulysses. / Expression of emotional states during locomotion based on canonical parameters. Gesture Recognition (FG 2011), .
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