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Software design and architectures for interactive avatars: a hands-on approach (Seminar, WS 2017-2018)

Important News [2018-05-16] The video showing the final project summary is finally online: [2018-02-12] Final project presentation on Friday 16th February 2018, E1.1 room 121. [2017-10-12] Inserted the calendar of the classes. First class: 27th October 2017. [2017-08-24] The seminar … Continue reading

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Now hiring!

The independent “Sign Language Synthesis and Interaction” research group hosted at DFKI’s Innovative User Interfaces Lab and funded by the Multimodal Computing and Interaction Cluster is seeking one researcher in the following areas: performance capture, 3D user interfaces, animated Conversational agents, chatbots, computer animation, game engine. We are looking either for candidates to work on a selection […]

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Software design and architectures for interactive avatars: a hands-on approach

Important News [2016-11-12] The blender file illustrating the first assignment is available. You can download it here : You can either finish the skinning of the provided sample (add missing bone weights for each vertex) or create your own model from … Continue reading

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Looking for an EASY Job?

THIS JOB HAS BEEN FILLED. Thanks to everyone who applied. The MMCI-groups “Sign Language Synthesis and Interaction” and “Embodied Spoken Interaction” are collaborating on a project which enables users to interact with a virtual agent that can follow the user’s … Continue reading

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Featured on local TV

Our research made the headline of the local TV channel on November the 16th. You can watch the reportage on the SR-Rundfunk website at 22:15

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German Finger Spelling Recognition System (GFRS)

This project consisted into evaluating the performances of the Leap Motion Controller in the context of isolated and continuous handshape recognition. An HMM-based letter to letter transition model was used in order to describe the dynamics of the hand motion. Experiments conducted on both … Continue reading

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Tribute to Patrice Dalle (1948–2014)

Patrice Dalle was a talented researcher and a great activist for the defense of Sign Language in France. He inspired deaf as well as hearing people in many parts of the world. Patrice was a man with vision and courage who opened … Continue reading

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