[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IEEE Face and Gesture 2018: Perception, Cognition and Psychophysiology of Gesture Interaction

Wachs, Juan P jpwachs at purdue.edu
Thu Aug 10 12:28:37 PDT 2017


Face and Gesture 2018: Special Session on: Perception, Cognition and Psychophysiology of Gesture Interaction
Deadline for submissions: Sept. 22, 2017

Gesture recognition algorithms have shown a dramatic jump in performance thanks to
deep learning and convolutional neural networks techniques. Not surprisingly, the vast
majority of the papers presented at FG 2017 were about using such techniques to
display exceptional performances over the state of the art. Yet, as an FG community,
we wonder what challenges remain that are still virgin areas of research and makes the
FG community distinctive to other similar forums where these type of papers are
pervasive (e.g. CVPR). In our opinion, the community has somehow neglected
mechanisms related to the generation of the gestures and their inherent function. While
understanding such mechanisms may not necessary lead to an improved recognition
accuracy and low alarm rate, it would enable more “human-like” interaction with
machines. These mechanisms include (but not limited to):

(1) perceptual - where we focus when observing gestures, what we actually “see,” and
how is this represented in the brain);
(2) cognitive - what do we remember and naturally associate with the gestures, and
their higher level semantics;
(3) sensorimotor - how the gestures are planned and physically generated, including
their associated action-perception feedback control loops and judgment of exerted
physical and physiological effort;
(4) affective – the ways in which gestures impart rich emotive communication and
personality during gesture interactions; for instance is there equivalence to action units
for expressing emotive themes;

These key areas are emerging topics in the field of gesture interaction, and research
papers are sporadically found in neurophysiology, psychology, human-factors and
visual perception and related conferences, yet there is no single forum that unifies these
challenges and questions into a coherent framework. As the challenges of recognition
is becoming more “tractable” (e.g. papers are now showing recognition accuracies as
high as 99%), the remaining challenges about the cognitive, physical and emotional
mechanisms of gesture generation and perception remain open.
We expect to bring together a diverse community of linguistics, psychologists, physical
therapists, engineers, computer scientists, roboticists, and others, to address these
questions and propose solutions and directions of travel for meeting these challenges.

Contact information and short bio of the organizers:

1)      Juan P Wachs; School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University;
jpwachs at purdue.edu<mailto:jpwachs at purdue.edu>

2)      Adar Pelah; Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York;
adar.pelah at york.ac.uk<mailto:adar.pelah at york.ac.uk>

3)      Richard Voyles; Purdue Polytechnic, Purdue University;
rvoyles at purdue.edu<mailto:rvoyles at purdue.edu>

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Juan P. Wachs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
School of Industrial Engineering Purdue University
315 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765 496-7380 (tel)
765 494-1299 (fax)

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